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STATE RECORDS 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERVISIOX OF THE TRUS- 
TEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES, BY ORDER 
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ^ 



COLLECTED AND EDITED 

BT 

WALTER CLARK, 

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



VOL. XXII. 

MISCELLANEOUS 



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NASH BROTHERS. 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 

GOLDSBORO. N. C. 

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PREFATORY NOTES. 



But few volumes of the Colonial and State Records contain more 
interesting information than the twenty-second. It contains the 
Journals of the Constitutional Conventions of 1788 and of 1789, 
the latter of which, at least, has been heretofore inaccessible, although 
the debates in the former have in a measure been preserved through 
the liberality of James Iredell and General Davie. For five days 
the Convention of 1789 discussed the Constitution, which then was 
in force in the other States, except Rhode Island, Washington having 
become President in the previous March. The discussion was thor- 
ough, and eight amendments were proposed by the Convention ; but 
whereas in the previous Convention the Constitution was neither 
ratified nor rejected by a vote of 184 to 83, being 101 majority, now 
the Constitution was adopted by a vote of 195 to 77, a majority of 
118. The change of sentiment indicated by these figures was remark- 
able ; but there are some contemporaneous expressions of opinion that 
if Virginia had not acceded to the Constitution, North Carolina 
would not have done so. 

Some interesting data has been collected with regard to the several 
''alarms" made on the coast by Spanish invasions. In 1741 some 
Spanish privateers took possession of Ocracoke Inlet, seized the vessels 
arriving, landed and destroyed the cattle of the inhabitants, and 
devastated the country. Vessels of provisions were sent for the relief 
of the sufferers, at a cost to the Province of more than ten thousand 
pounds. 

In June, 1747, the Spaniards took possession of the town and 
harbor of Beaufort, and Colonel Thomas Lovick called out his 
regiment to repel them. Major Enoch Ward was on duty with fifty- 
eight men when the town was taken on 26 August, and the alarm 
continued until 10 September, although probably the Spaniards 
departed earlier. On 6 September William Moore brought in his 
bill against the public for fifteen hundred pounds of beef for main- 
taining and imprisoning ten Spanish negroes, and for a gun which 
had burst in time of action which he said cost him eighty pounds. 
These Spanish vessels were largely manned by negroes and mulattoes. 

In like manner, there were two alarms on the Cape Fear in the 
following year. It was early in September, 1748, that the Spanish 
cruisers made an attack on Brunswick, one of the vessels being blown 



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lip and destroyed. Major John Swann seems to have had the direc- 
tion of the defence. He turned over to Dr. Samuel Green several of 
the Spanish soldiers who were wounded and some who were badly 
burnt when the vessel was blown up. The doctor seems to have taken 
good care of the prisoners and to have charged reasonably for his 
dressing^ nursing and attention; while William Can-er charged the 
public with keeping twenty-nine Spaniards. It was from this vessel 
that the picture was obtained which is still preserved by the Vestry 
of St. James Church at Wilmington. 

The editor has thought that it would be interesting to embrace in 
this volume the wills of Governor Gabriel Johnston, Matthew Rowan, 
Arthur Dobbs, and Colonel Thomas Pollock as throwing light on the 
period in which they lived. 

On page 314 in the return of Colonel Rutherford's Regiment of 
the Bladen Militia for the year 1754 will be found some remarks of 
interest in regard to the inhabitants **on Drowning Creek, on the 
head of Little Peedee, fifty men, a mixed crew, a lawless people, 
filleth the lands without patent or paying quit-rent. Shot a surveyor 
for coming to view their lands, being enclosed in great swamps." 
'*Xo arms, stores, or Indians in the County." Another item of 
interest is a recommendation of Colonel Rutherford that the Quakers 
in Bladen should be required to attend musters or pay as they do in 
the northern counties. Although there were no Indians in Bladen, 
which then embraced Robeson, evidently there was a Quaker settle- 
ment as early as 1754. The rosters of the militia at that date given 
for many of the counties will be found interesting and instructive. 

The volume is rich in Revolutionary matter. There is much cor- 
respondence throwing light on the incidents of 1776 as well as 
of 1781. 

After Sir Peter Parker's fleet had sailed from the Cape Fear 
harbor, there was taken James Bowen, generally called the black 
lawyer, who as Judge of Admiralty in the British fleet condemned 
fourteen vessels, captured by that fleet. There still remained fifteen 
sails in the harbor. One of the British vessels getting aground at 
Charleston, General Lee sent a floating battery and some boats to 
take her. On board were found fifty-four Highlanders and Regu- 
lators who liad sought shelter with Governor Martin, while on another 
vessel remaining at Cape Fear there were still more of these Tories 
who had been apportioned into companies and officers appointed over 
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The colrespondence for 1781 when the Tories were so active from 
Surry to Brunswick well supplements the letters and reports hereto- 
fore published in these Records. Taken together, they remove much 
of the obscurity in which the operations of that period have hereto- 
fore been involved. The narrative of Colonel David Fanning, 
also contained in the volume, aids in making clear much that has 
been uncertain. But this journal was written years after the events, 
and corroborative testimony is always desirable with regard to 
Tanning's statements. One of the letters published, that of Andrew 
Armstrong to Governor Burke, written 28 August, 1781, taken in 
connection with Fanning's narrative and some letters contained in a 
previous volume, settles a point about which there has been some con- 
troversy — the date of the Battle of Elizabethtown. The account given 
in Wheeler's History gives that date as in July, while Moore fixes 
it about the middle of September, and some very intelligent gentle- 
men have thought that it was in the last days of September. At that 
battle Colonel Slingsby was killed. Armstrong in his letter mentions 
that on 14 August Colonel Slingsby captured Cross Creek. With 
him were Neil and Ray, two noted Tory leaders of Bladen. A 
day or two later Fanning reached Cross Creek, and the Tory parties 
then separated. Fanning continued down the river, devastated the 
plantations of the Robesons and carried his prisoners to Wilmington, 
where he obtained another supply of ammunition. Neil and Ray 
went west towards Raft Swamp, and Slingsby apparently returned 
to his post at Elizabethtown. Fanning left Wilmington on 26 
August, stopped at Slingsby's camp some hours and then continued 
his course to the interior. The next day information reached him of 
Slingsby's disaster, and he sent aid back from his own force ; while, 
because he learnt that Neil and Ray were being pressed by Colonel 
Wade at Raft Swamp, he hastened there and readily defeated Wade 
on the first day of September. This would fix Slingsby's death about 
the last of August. It is to be observed that about a month earlier, on 
4 August, Wade had had a previous engagement at Raft Swamp, 
on the very same ground, in which he defeated Neil and Ray ; but 
now he met with a lamentable disaster. From there Fanning took 
up his route to Deep River, and a few days later captured Governor 
Burke at Hillsboro ; was intercepted at Cane Creek by General But- 
ler, and in the battle was so badly wounded that for several weeks 
he had to remain in hiding in that vicinity. All doubt about the date 
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Similarly, some of the movements of General Lillington and the 
gallant Colonel Kenan in Duplin are made more clear by the corre- 
spondence contained in this volume. There is another particular inci- 
dent on which light is shed — ^the threat of Major Craig to put to 
death Major Sam Ashe, his young brother, and some other Whigs 
who had been captured by the marauding Tory bands. It seems that 
Greneral Caswell had allowed five men taben at If ew River in Onslow 
County to be executed at Kinston. Doubtless these men had been 
guilty of murder and rapine, as was common with both bands of 
Tories and Whigs, for the bloody work done on both sides in the Cape 
Fear section at that period has seldom been equalled in enlightened 
times. Major Craig charged Caswell with murdering- these men, 
and he threw Major Ashe and his comrades into irons, intending to 
deliver them over to the Tories that they might have ample revenge. 
But Craig was a soldier, and thought twice about it, and brought the 
matter to the attention of Qt>vemor Burke, who promptly advised 
him that if he should put his threat in execution there would be 
retaliation on some prisoners then in the Govemor^s power. This 
deterred Craig from extreme measures. 

The roll of Revolutionary pensioners gives additional interest to 
this volume ; while the declarations made by the different applicants, 
when seeking pensions, contain some account of the movement of 
the military forces during the war, and throw no little light upon 
military affairs in the struggle for independence. 

In the volimie will be found, also, considerable new matter in 
regard to Tryon's expedition against the Regulators. The receipt for 
the payment of thirty-six pounds to the executioner of the six Regu- 
lators hung is a melancholy memorial of that incident. From the 
list of those who ow^ed quit-rents in the Albemarle section at the time 
when Governor Johnston canje over in 1734, it appears that Edge- 
combe Precinct was then quite well settled. 

The Journals of the Council of State, beginning immediately upon 
the institution of the State Government under the Constitution, are 
also of unusual interest. What the patriots of that trying period had 
to contend with is well summed up in a message by Governor Burke to 
the General Assembly after four years had elapsed from the organi- 
zation of the State Government : "I perceive the country everywhere 
imprepared for defence: without arms, without discipline, without 
arrangements; even the habits of civil law and obedience to laws 
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gence of violent propensities. Industry is intermitted, agriculture 
much decayed, and conmierce, struggling feebly with almost insuper- 
able difficulties. The public money is unaccounted for, the taxes 
uncollected or unproductive, the individuals creditors of the public 
for the whole produce of their industry for years past, and the 
Treasury totally unable to make payment'^ Truly, those were "times 
that tried men's souls,'' and the strength of purpose with which the 
patriots persisted in their struggle for liberty and self-government 
entitles them to the halo of imperishable glory. 

The Constitution of the State of Franklin, and the correspondence 
relating to the establishment and the passing away of that Common- 
wealth within the limits of North Carolina will also be found of 
much interest. The editor regrets to observe that there is an unusual 
number of typographical errors in this volume; although some of 
these errors may have originated in the copying of the manuscripts. 
The intelligent reader will, however, readily correct these errors. 



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THE STATE EECOKDS 

OF 

NOETH CAKOLINA. 



THE JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF NORTH CAROLINA. 1788. 



At a Convention b^un and held at Hillsborough, on the twenty- 
fifth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of 
America the thirteenth, in pursuance of a resolution of the last Qen- 
eral Assembly, for the purposes of deliberating and determining on 
the proposed plan, of Federal Government, and for fixing the unalter- 
able seat of government of this state. 

The returning officers for the several Counties certified that the 
following persons were duly elected as members of this Convention, 
viz: 

For Anson County — The Hon. Samuel Spencer, Esq. ; Lewis La- 
nier, Thomas Wade, Frame Wood, and Daniel Gould. 

Beaufort — Nathan Keais, John G. Blount, Charles Crawford, 
James Bonner and Thomas Alderson. 

Bertie — ^William Gray, John Johnston, Andrew Oliver, David 
Turner and William Johnston Dawson. 

Brunswick — Lewis Dupree, and Alexious M. Forster. 

Bladen — Thomas Brown and Goodwin Elleston. 

Burke — Charles M'Dowall, James Greenlee, Joseph M^Dowall, 
Robert Miller, and Joseph M'Dowall, Jun. 

Craven — ^Richard D. Spaight^ Joseph Leech, Abner Neale, Benja- 
min Williams, and Richard Nixon. 

Cumberland — Alexander M'Oallaster, Thomas Armstrong, Wil- 
liam Barry Grove, James Porterfield, and George Elliott. 

Carteret — David Wallace, Willis Styron, Wm. Borden, Thomas 
Borden, Junr., and Wm. Sheppard. 

Currituck — John Himiphries, Joseph Ferebee, James Phillips^ 
Wm. Ferebee. ^ _ 

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Chowan — Michael Payne, Charles JohnBton, Stephen Cabarrus, 
Nathaniel Allen, and Edmund Blount 

Camden — Henry Abbott, Isaac Gregory, Peter Dauge, Charles 
Grandy, and Enoch Sawyer. 

Caswell — ^Robert Dickens, George Roberts, John Womack, John 
Graves, and James Boswell. 

Chatham — ^Ambrose Ramsey, James Anderson, Joseph Stewart, 
George Lucas, and Wm. VestalL 

Dobbs — ^Richard Caswell, James Glasgow, Winston Caswell, Ben- 
jamin Sheppard, and Nathan Lasseter. 

Duplin — 

Davidson — Thomas Evans, Thomas Hardiman, Robert Weakley, 
Wm. Donaldson, and Wm. Dobins. 

Edgecomb — Elisha Battle, Robert Digges, Etheldred Gray, Wm. 
Fort, and Bythel Bell. 

Franklin — Wm. Lancaster, Thomas Sherrod, Durham Hall, John 
Norwood, and Henry HilL 

Guildford — ^David Caldwell, Wm. Gk>udy, Daniel Gillespie, John 
Anderson, and John Hamilton. 

Granville — Thomas Person, Joseph Taylor, Thornton Yancey, 
Howel Lewis, Junr., and Elijah MitchelL 

Gates — ^Wm. Baker, Joseph Reddick, James Gregory, and Thomas 
Hunter. 

Greene — 

Halifax — 

Hertford — George Wynns, Thomas Wynns, Lemuel Burkitt, Wm. 
Little, and Sam Harrell. 

Hyde — ^Abraham Jones, John Eborne, James Jasper, Caleb Fore- 
man, and Seth Hovey. 

Hawkins — Stokely Donelson, and Thomas King. 

Johnston — 

Jones — Nathan Bryan, John Hill Bryan, and Edward Whitty. 

Lincoln — ^Robert Alexander. Jas. Johnston, John Sloane, John 
Moore, and Wm. Maclaine. 

Moore — John Cox, John Carrel, Cornelius Doud, Thomas Tyson, 
and Wm- Martin. 

Martin — ^Whitmill Hill, Nathan* Mayo, William Slade, Thomas 
Hunter, and William M'Kinzie. 

Mecklinburg — Joseph Graham and Robert Irwin. 



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Montgomery — ^Wm. Loftin, Wm. Kindall, James M'Donald, 
Thomas Ussory, and Thomas Butler. 

Northampton — John Bendford, James Vaughan, Robert Peebles, 
John Peterson, and James Vinson- 

New Hanover — 

Onslow — ^Robert W. Snead, Daniel Yates, Thomas Johnston, John 
Spicer, Junr., and Edward Starkey. 

Nash — ^Wm. S. Mames, Howel Ellin, Redman Bunn, John Bonds, 
and David Pridgen. 

Orange — ^Alexander Mebane, Wm. Mebane, Wm. M'Cauley, Wm. 
Sheppard and Johnathan Lindley. 

Pasquotank — John Lane, Thomas Reading, Edward Everegain, 
Enoch Relfe, and Devotion Davis. 

Perquimons — His Excellency Samuel Johnston, Esq. ; Wm. Skinr 
ner, Joshua Skinner, Thomas Harvey, and John Skinner. 

Pitt — Sterling Dupree, Robert Williams, Richard Moye, Arthur 
Eorbes, and David Perkins. 

Rowan — 

Rutherford — George Moore, George Ledbetter, and Wm. Porter. 

Randolph — ^Wm. Bowdon, Zebedee Wood, Edm. Waddill. 

Richmond — 

Rockingham — James Gallaway, Wm. Bethell, Abraham Phillips^ 
John May, and Charles Gallaway. 

Robeson — John Willis, John Oade, Elias Barnes, Neil Brown, 
and John Regan. 

Surry — Joseph Winston, James Gains, Charles M'Annelly, Abso- 
lam Bostick, and Matthew Brooks. 

Sullivan — Joseph Martin, John Scott, and John Dunkin. 

Sampson — ^David Dodd, Curtis Ivey, Lewis Holmes, Richard Clin- 
ton, and Hardy Holmes. 

Sumner — James Winchester, William Stokes, Daniel Smith, David 
Wilson, and Edward Douglass. 

Tyrrel — ^Hezekiah Spruill, Edmund Blount, Thomas Stuart, Jo- 
siah Collins, and Simeon SpruilL 

Washington — ^Robert Allison, James Stuart, John Tipton, John 
Blair, and Joseph Tipton. 

Warren — ^Wyot Hawkins, James Payne, John Macon, Thomas 
Christmas and Henry Montfort 

Wayne — Wm. Taylor, and James Handley, 



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Wake — Joel Lane, Thomas HineB, James Hinton, Nathaniel Jones, 
and Brittain Sanders. 

Wilkes — Wm. Lenoir, Richard Allen, John Brown, Joseph Hem- 
don, and James Fletcher. 

Town of Salisbury — John Steele. 

Hillsborough — ^Absalom Tatom. 

Halifax — ^William R Davie. 

Edenton — James IredelL 

Newborn — John Sitgreaves. 

Wilmington — ^Archibald Madaine. 



Pursuant to which, the following 
seats, viz : His Excellency Samuel 
Spencer, Esq. ; Messrs. 

Lewis Lanier, 
Daniel Qould, 
John G. Blount, 
Thomas Alderson, 
Andrew Oliver, 
Alexious M. Forster, 
Thomas Brown, 
Charles M'Dowall, 
Joseph M'Dowall, 
Richard D. Spaight, 
Benjamin Williams, 
Thomas Armstrong, 
James Potterfield, 
George Elliott, 
William Sheppard, 
John Humphries, 
Joseph Ferebee, 
Charles Johnson, 
Edmund Blount, 
Isaac Gregory, 
Charles Grandy, 
Robert Dickins, 
John Womack, 
Jas. Anderson, 
George Lucas^ 



members appeared and took their 
Johnston, Esq. ; the hon. Samuel 

Thomas Wade, 
IN'athan Keais, 
James Bonner, 
John Johnston, 
Wm. Johnston Dawson, 
Lewis Dupree, 
Goodwin Elleston, 
James Greenlee, 
Robert Miller, ^ 
Abner Neale, 
Richard Nixon, 
Wm. B. Grove, 
Alexander M^Callester, 
Willis Styron, 
James Phillips, 
William Ferebee, 
Michael Payne, 
Stephen Cabarrus, 
Henry Abbot, 
Peter Dauge, 
Enoch Sawyer, 
George Roberts, 
Ambrose Ramsey, 
Joseph Stewart, 
William Vestall, 



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Richard Caswell, 
Ifathan Laseeter, 
Thomas Hardiman, 
William Donaldson, 
Robert Digges, 
Elisha Battle, 
Etheldred Gray, 
Thomas Sherrod, 
Sterling Dupree, 
Richard Moye, 
David Caldwell, 
Daniel Gillespie, 
John Hamilton, 
Joseph Taylor, 
Howel Lewis, Jimr., 
Geo. Moore, 
Wm. Porter, 
Zebedee Wood, 
James Gallaway, 
Abraham PhiUipe^ 
Charles Gallaway, 
John Cade, 
Elias Barnes, 
John R^an, 
James Gains, 
Absalom Bostick, 
John Scott, 
John Diinkin, 
Curtis Ivey, 
Richard Clinton, 
James Winchester, 
Thomas Stewart^ 
Robert Allison, 
John Tipton, 
John Macon, 
Henry Montf ort, 
James Handley, 
Nathaniel Jones^ 
Wm. Lenoir, 



Winston Caswell, 
Thomas Evans, 
Robert Weakley, 
William Dobins, 
Bythell Bell, 
WilKam Fort, 
William Lancaster, 
John Norwood, 
Robert WiUiams, 
Arthur Forbes, 
William Goudy, 
John Anderson, 
Thomas Person, 
Thornton Yancey, 
Elijah Mitchell, 
Geo. Ledbetter, 
Wm. Bowdon, 
Edmund Waddell, 
William Bethel, 
John May, 
John Willis, 
Joseph Tipton, 
Neil Brown, 
Joseph Winston, 
Charles M'Annelly, 
Joseph Martin, 
David Dodd, 
Lewis Holmes, 
Hardy Holmes^ 
William Stokes, 
Josiah Collins, 
James Stuart, 
John Blair, 
Thomas Qiristmas, 
WilUam Taylor, 
Thomas Hines, 
Brittain Sanders^ 
Richard Allen, 
Joseph Hemdon, 



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J<^m Brawn, 
James Fletcher, 
Abealom Tatom, 
James Iredell, 
Archibald Maclaine, 
Joseph Reddick, 
Thomas Hunter, 
Lemuel Burkitt, 
Abraham. Jones, 
James Jasper, 
Seth Hovey, 
Thomas King, 
John Hill Bryan, 
Robert Alexander, 
John Sloane, 
William Maclaine, 
John Carroll, 
Thomas Tyson, 
Nathan Mayo, 
Thomas Hunter (Martin), 
Joseph Graham, 
Wm. Loftin, 
James M'Donald, 
Thomas Butler, 
James Vaughan, 
James Vinson, 
Howel Ellin, 
John Bonds, 
Daniel Yates, 
John Spicer, 
William Mebane, 
William Sheppard, 
John Lane, 
Edward Everegain, 
Devotion Davis, 
Joshua Skinner, 
John Skinner, 
Wyot Hawkin 
Mr. Person proposed for President his eKoellency Samuel John- 



John Steele, 
Wm. R. Davie, 
John Sitgreaves, 
William Baker, 
James Gregory, 
Thomas Wynns, 
William Little, 
John Eborne, 
Caleb Foreman, 
Stokely Donelson, 
Nathan Bryan, 
Edward Whitty, 
James Johnson, 
John Moore, 
John Cox, 
Cornelius Doud, 
William Martin, 
WiUiam Slade, 
William M'Kenzie, 
Robert Irwin, 
William Kindall, 
Thomas Ussory, 
John Benf ord, 
Robert Peebles, 
William S. Mames, 
Redman Bunn, 
David Pridgen, 
Thomas Johnston, 
Alexander Mebane, 
William M'Cau%, 
Johnathan Lindley, 
Thomas Reading, 
Enoch Relf e, 
William Skinner, 
Thos. Harvey, 
Samuel Harrell, 
James Payne. 



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ston, Esq., who was unanimously elected, and conducted to the chair 
aeoordingly. 

On motion, John Himt was appointed Secretary, and James Tay- 
lor Assistant Secretary. 

At the same time William Murf ree, Peter Gooding, Nicholas Mur- 
free, and James MuUoy were appointed door keepera 

Mr. John GHraves, one of the members for Caswell county, appeared 
and took his seat 

Resolved, That Messrs. Davie, Person, Iredell, J. M'Donald, Batr 
tie, Spaight, and the hon. Samuel Spencer, Esq., be a committee to 
prepare and draw up rules of decorum, to be observed during the 
sitting of this convention. 

Resolved, That three members from each district be appointed a 
committee of elections. The members appointed are, Messrs. Spen- 
cer, Irwin, Caldwell, Person, A. Mebane, Joseph Taylor, M'Dowall, 
I. Brown, I. Johnston, Davie^ Peebles, R Gray, Gregory, Iredell, 
Cabarrus, J. G. Blount, Keais, B. Williams, T. Brown, Maclaine^ 
Forster, Clinton, I. Willis, Grove, I. Stewart, Martin, and Tipton. 
Adjourned until to-morrow morning 11 o'clock. 



Tuesday, July 22, 1788. ' 

Met according to adjournment. 

Mr. James Boswell, one of the members for Caswell county, Mr. 
William S. Mames, one of the members for Nash county, Mr. John 
M'Callaster, one of the members for Richmond county, Mr. Joseph 
Leec^ one of the members for Craven county, Mr. David Looney, and 
Mr. John Sharpe, two of the members for Sullivan coimty, Mr. Jo- 
seph Gaitier, one of the members for Bladen county, Mr. John A 
Campbell, Mr. John Pugh Williams^ and Mr. John Huske, three of 
the members for New Hanover county, Mr. William Marshall, one 
of the members for Hawkins county, Mr. Charles Robertson, one of 
the members for Richmond county, Mr. James Gillespie, and Mr. 
Charles Ward, two of the members for Duplin county, Mr. William. 
Bridges, one of the members for Johnston county, Mr. Wm. Randall 
and Mr. Frederick Harget, two of the members for Jones county, Mr. 
Richard M^Kinne, one of the members for Wayne county, Mr. John 
Caims, and Mr. Jacob Leonard, two of the members for Brunswick 
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Mr. William Borden, Junr., one of the members for Carteret counly, 
Mr. Richard Singleton and Mr. James Whiteside, two of the mem- 
bers for Rutherford county, Mr. Caleb Phifer, Mr. Zachias Wilson, 
and Mr. Joseph Douglass^ three of the members for Mecklinburg 
county, Mr. Thomas Dougan, and Mr. Jeffe Henley, two of the 
members for Randolph county, Mr. James Kenan, one of the 
members for Duplin county, Messrs. John Jones, Egbert Haywood, 
William Wootten, and John Branch, four of the members for Halifax 
county, and Mr. Henry Hill, one of the members for Franklin 
county, appeared and took their seats. 

Mr. Battle from the committee to whom was referred the business 
of preparing rules for the government of the convention during the 
sitting thereof, reported sundry rules, which being read and amended, 
were agreed to, and are as follows: 

I. When the president assumes the chair the members shall take 
their seats. 

II. At the opening of the convention, each day, the minutes of the 
preceding day shall be read, and be in the power of the convention to 
be corrected, after which any business addressed to the chair may be 
proceeded on. 

III. No member shall be allowed to speak but in his place, and 
after rising and addressing himself to the president shall not proceed 
until permitted by the president^ or by a member through the presi- 
dent 

IV. No member speaking shall be interrupted but by a call to 
order by the president, or by a member through the president 

V. No person shall pass between the president and the person 
speaking. 

VI. No person shall be called upon for any words of heat, but 
on the day on which they were spoken. 

VII. No member to be referred to in debate by name. 

VIII. The president shall be heard without interruption, and 
when he rises the member up shall sit down. 

IX. The president himself, or by request, may call to order any 
member who shall transgress the rules; if la second time, the presi- 
dent may refer to him by name ; the convention may then examine 
and censure the member's conduct^ he being allowed to extenuate or 
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X. When two or more members are up together the president 
shall determine who rose first 

XI. A motion made and seconded shall be repeated by the presi- 
dent; a motion shall be reduced to writing if the president re- 
quires it ; a motion may be withdrawn by the member mating it be- 
fore any decision is had on it 

XII. The name of him who makes, and the name of him who 
seconds a motion shall be entered on the minutes. 

XIII. No member shall depart the service of the House without 
leava 

XIV. Whenever the House shall be divided on a question two or 
more tellers shall be appointed by the president to number the mem- 
bers on each side. 

XV. No members shall come into the House or remove from one 
plaioe to another with his hat on except those of the quaker pro- 
fession. 

XVI. Every member of a committee shall attend at the call o± 
his chairman. 

XVII. The yeas and nays may be called and entered on the min- 
utes when any two members require it 

XVEII. Every member actually attending the convention shall 
be in his place at the time to which the convention stands adjourned, 
or within half an hour thereof. 

Mr. Lenoir moved, and was seconded by Mr. Person, that the re- 
turn for Dobbs coimty should be read, which was accordingly read, 
whereupon Mr. Lenoir presented the petition of sundry of the in- 
habitants of Dobbe county, complaining of an ill^al election in the 
said county, and praying relief, which was also read, on the motion 
of Mr. Lenoir, seconded by Mr. Davie, Resolved, That the said peti- 
tion be referred to the committee on elections. 

Mr. Spaight presented the deposition of Benjamin Caswell, Sheriff 
of Dobbs county, and a copy of a poll of an election held in the said 
county for members to this convention, and the depositions of Wil- 
liam Groom, Niel Hopkins, Robert White, John Hartsfield, Job 
Smith, and Frederick Baker, which being severally read, was re- 
ferred to the committee of electiona 

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and Luther Spalding, relative to the election of Dobbs county, which 
being read was referred to the committee of elections. 
Adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock. 



Wednesday, July 23, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment 

Mr. Edmund Blount, and Mr. Simeon Spruill, two of the members 
for Tyrrel county, Mr. Andrew Bass, one of the members for Wayne 
county, Mr. Joseph Boon, Mr. Wnu Farmer, and Mr. John Bryan, 
three of the members for Johnston county, Mr. Edward Williams, one 
of the members for Richmond county, Mr. Francis Oliver, one of the 
members for Duplin county, Mr. Matthew Brooks, one of the mem- 
bers for Surry county, Mr. David Turner, one of the members for 
Bertie county, and Mr. Willie Jones, one of the members for Halifax 
county, appeared and took their seats. 

Mr. Gregory, from the committee on elections, to whom was re- 
ferred the returns from Dobbs county, and sundry other papers and 
the petition of sundry of the inhabitants of Dobbs county, relative 
to the election of said county, delivered in a report which being read 
was agreed to in the f oUowing words, viz : 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that the sitting 
members returned from the county of Dobbs vacate their seats, as it 
does not appear that a majority of the county approved of a new 
election under the recommendation of his excellency the governor, 
but the contrary is more probable. 

That it appears to this committee, that there was a disturbance and 
riot at the first election (which election was held on the days ap- 
pointed by the resolve of the General Assembly) before aU the tickets 
could be taken out of the box, and the box was then taken away by 
violence, at which time it appears there was a sufficient number of 
tickets remaining in the box to have given a majority of the whole 
Poll to five others of the candidate beside those who had a majority 
of the votes at the time when the disturbance and riot happened: It 
is therefore the opinion of this committee, that the sheriff could have 
made no return of any five members elected, nor was there any evi- 
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tainty, which candidates had a nLajority of the yotee of the other 
electors. 

The committee was therefore of opinion, that the first election is 
void as well as the latter. ISAAC GREGORY, Chairman. 

On a motion made by Mr. Gallaway, second by Mr. Macon, Re- 
solved, That the bill of rights and constitution of this state, the ar- 
ticles of the confederation, the resolve of Congress of the 21st of 
February 1787, recommending a convention of delegates to meet at 
Philadelphia the second Monday in May 1787, for the purpose of 
revising the said articles of confederation, together with the act of 
Assembly of this State, passed at Fayetteville on the 6th day of 
January 1787, intituled, "An act for appointing deputies from this 
state to a convention proposed to be held in the city of Philadelphia 
in May next, for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution :'' 
As also the resolve of Congress of the 28th September last accom- 
panying the report of the Federal Convention, together with the said 
report, and the resolution of the last General Assembly be now road. 

The bill of rights, and the Constitution of this State, the articles 
of confederation, the act of assembly of this State above referred to, 
and the resolution of Congress, of the 28th last September, were ac- 
cordingly read. The Honorable the President then laid before the 
Convention oflBcial accounts of the ratification of the proposed 
Federal Constitution by the states of Massachusetts and South Caro- 
lina, which were ordered to be filed with the secretary, subject to 
the perusal of the members. 

On a motion made by Mr. Person, seconded by Mr. Jones, 

Resolved, That the convention will to-morrow determine on what 
principles^ and in what manner they will proceed to take up and 
debate on the proposed Federal Constitution. 

Mr. Griffith Rutherford and Mr. George Henry Barringer, two 
of the members for Rowan county, appeared and took ^heir seats. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 



Thuesday, July 24, 1788. 
Met according to adjournment 

Mr. Timothy Bloodworth, one of the members for New Hanover 
county, Mr. Everet Pearce, one of the members for Johnston county, 



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Mr. Whitmill Hill, one of the members for Martin county, Mr. 
Asahel Rawlings, Mr. James Wilson and Mr. James Roddy, three 
of the members for Greene county, Mr. Samuel Cain, one of the 
members for Bladen county, Mr. James Bloodworth, one of the mem- 
bers for New Hanover county, Mr. John Ingram, a member for th'* 
town of Fayetteville, Mr. Benj. Covington, one of the members for 
Richmond county, Mr. Joseph M'Dowall, Junr., one of the members 
for Burke county and Mr. Durham Hall, one of the members for 
Franklin county, appeared and took their seats. 

On a motion made by Mr. Bloodworth, and seconded by Mr. Mac- 
laine. Resolved, That the special return made by the Sheriff of New 
Hanover county of the election for members of this convention be 
referred to the committee of elections. 

On a motion made by Mr. Person, and seconded by Mr. Iredell, 
Resolved, That the return for a member for the town of Fayette- 
ville, be referred to the committee of elections. 

On a motion made by Mr. Gallaway, and seconded by Mr. Michael 
Payne, Resolved, That this convention do now resolve itself into a 
committee of the whole convention, to take into consideration the 
proposed constitution for the future government of the United 
States : The convention accordingly resolved itself into a committee 
of the whole convention, and appointed Mr. Battle chairman, and 
after some time spent in debate on the subject referred to them, Mr. 
President resumed the chair, and Mr. Battle reported that the com- 
mittee had made some progress on the business referred to them, 
but not having time to compleat it desired leave to sit again. 

Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow at 
10 o'clock. 

On a motion made by Mr. Macon, and seconded by Mr. Porter, 
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to confer with a printer 
in this town on the subject of printing the journal of this conven- 
tion: The members appointed are, Mr. Alexander Mebane, Mr. 
Mebane and Mr. Person. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock. 



Fbeday, July 25, 1788. 
Met according to adjournment 

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Wake county, Mr. Benjamin Smith, one of the members for Bruns- 
wick county, Mr. James Brannon, one of the members for Rowan 
county, appeared and took their seats. 

Mr. Gregory from the committee of elections delivered in a re- 
port, which being read was agreed to afi follows: 

The committee proceeded to have read the return of the sheriff 
of Ciunberland county for the town of Fayetteville in said county, 
wherein John Ingram was returned to represent said town in the 
convention. 

It is the opinion of this committee that the said town possesses 
not the right of representation in this convention, and that therefore 
the said John Ingram hath no right to a seat in the same. 

It appearing to this committee that the votes given to Thomas 
Devane, Senr., Esq. ; and Thomas Devane, were intended and meant 
for the same person ; Resolved therefore, that the said Thomas De- 
vane, Senr., Esq. ; is duly elected to represent the county of New 
Hanover in this present convention, and that he take his seat accord- 
ingly. ISAAC GREGORY, Chairman. 

Mr. Mebane, one of the committee appointed to confer with the 
printer on the subject of printing the journal of this convention. 
Reported, That Mr. Ferguson offered to print three hundred copies 
of the journal and such other business as may be deemed absolutely 
necessary for the sum of sixty pounds, which offer the committee 
accepted of. 

The order of the day for taking into further consideration the pro- 
posed constitution for the future government of the United States 
being called for, the convention agreeably thereto resolved itself intu 
a committee of the whole convention, Mr. Battle in the chair, after 
some time spent in debate, Mr. President resumed the chair, and 
Mr. Battle reported, that the committee had made further progress 
in the business referred to them, but not having time to compleat 
it desired leave to sit again to-morrow. 

Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 



Satxjhday, July 26, 1788. 
Met according to adjournment 
Mr. Nathaniel AUen, one of the members for Chowan county, and 



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Mr. William Dicks, one of the members for Duplin county appeared 
and took their seats. 

The order of the day for taking into further consideration the 
proposed constitution for the future government of the United States 
being called for, the convention agreeably thereto resolved itself into 
a committee of the whole convention, Mr. Kenan in the chair, and 
after some time spent in debate, Mr. President resumed the chair, 
and Mr. Kenan reported, that the committee had made further pro- 
gress in the business referred to them, but not having time to compleat 
it desired leave to sit again on Monday next. 

Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again on Monday 
next. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o^dock. 



Monday, July 28, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Burwell Mooring, one of the members for Wayne county, and 
Mr. Thomas Owen, one of the members for Bladen county, appeared 
and took their seata. 

The order of the day for taking into further consideration the 
proposed constitution for the future government of the United States 
being read, the convention agreeably thereto resolved itself into a 
committee of the whole convention, Mr. Kenan in the chair, and 
after some time spent in debate, Mr. President resumed the chair, 
and Mr. Kenan reported, that the committee had made further pro- 
gress in the business referred to them, but not having time to com- 
pleat it desired leave to sit again. 

Ordered that the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow. 

Adjourned unitl to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 



Tuesday, July 29, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Matthew Lock, one of the members for Rowan county, ap- 
peared and took his seat. 

Ordered, That Mr. James M'Donald have leave to absent himself 
from the service of this house until Saturday. 



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The order of the day for taking into further consideration the 
proposed constitution for the future government of the United 
States being read, the convention agreeably thereto resolved itself 
into a committee of the whole convention, Mr. Kenan in the chair, 
and after some time spent in debate, Mr. President resumed the 
chair, and Mr. Kenan reported, that the committee had made fur- 
ther progress in the business referred to their consideration, but not 
having time to compleat it desired leave to sit again. 

Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 



Wednesday, July 30, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Mr. QeoTf^ Wynns, one of the members for Hertford county, 
appeared and took his seat 

The order of the day for taking into further consideration the 
proposed constitution for the future government of the United States 
being read, the convention agreeably thereto resolved itself into a 
committee of the whole convention, Mr. Kenan in the chair, after 
some time spent therein, Mr. President reeumed the chair, and Mr. 
Kenan reported that the conMnittee had come to sundry resolutions 
on the subject referred to their consideration, but not having the 
time to reduce them to form, desired leave to sit again. 

Ordered that the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 



Thubsday, July 31, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Ordered, That Mr. Joseph Martin have leave to absent himself 
from the service of this convention, and that the secretary make out 
and deliver to him a certificate of the siun due him for his attendance 
as a member thereof. 

On a motion made by Mr. Rutherford, and seconded by Mr. Steele, 
Resolved, That the convention will, to-morrow at four o'clock in the 
afternoon, proceed to fix on a proper place for the seat of govern- 
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Mr. John G. Blount on behalf of himself and others, moved for 
leave to enter a protest on the journal of this convention against 
the above resolution. Ordered, That he have leave accordingly. 

The order of the day for taking into further consideration the 
proposed constitution for the future government of the United States 
being read, the convention resolved itself into a committee of the 
whole convention Mr. Kenan in the chair, after some time spent there- 
in, Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Kenan reported from the 
committee of the whole convention, that the committee had consid- 
ered the constitution proposed for the government of the United 
States, and had come to a resolution thereupon, which he read in 
his place, and afterwards delivered in at the clerk's table. 

Ordered, That the said report lie on the table until to-morrow 
morning. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock. 



Feiday, August 1, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Mr. David Perkins one of the members of Pitt county, appeared 
and took his seat 

The Order of the Day for taking up the report of the Committee 
of the whole Convention being called for and read, agreeable there- 
to, the report of the Committee of the whole Convention on the 
proposed Constitution of Government for the United States of Amer- 
ica was read in the following words: 

Resolved, That a Declaration of Rights, asserting and securing 
from incroachment the great Principles of civil and religious Lib- 
erty, and the unalienable rights of the People, together with Amend- 
ments to the most ambiguous and exceptionable parts of the said Con- 
stitution of Government, ought to be laid before Congress, and the 
Convention of States that shall or may be called for the Purpose of 
Amending the said Constitution, for their consideration, previous 
to the Ratification of the Constitution aforesaid, on the part of the 
State of North Carolina- 

DECLABATION OF RIGHTS. 

1st. That there are certain natural rights of which men, when 
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ity, among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the 
means of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing 
and obtaining happiness and safety. 

2d. That all power is naturally vested in, and consequently de- 
rived from the people; that magistrates therefore are their trustees 
and agents, and at all times amenable to them« 

3d. That Government ought to be instituted for the common 
benefit, protection and security of the people ; and that the doctrine 
of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, 
slavish, and destructive to the good and happiness of mankind. 

4th. That no man or set of men are entitled to exclusive or sep- 
arate public emoluments or privileges from the community but in 
consideration of public services ; which not being descendible, neith^ 
er ought the offices of magistrate, legislator or judge, or any other 
public office to be hereditary. 

5th. That the legislative, executive and judiciary powers of 
government should be separate and distinct, and that the members 
of the two first may be restrained from oppression by feeling and 
participating the public burdens; they should at fixed periods be 
reduced to a private station, return into the mass of the people, 
and the vacancies be supplied by certain and regular elections; in 
which all or any part of the former members to be eligible or in- 
eligible, as the rules of the Constitution of Government, and the 
laws shall direct. 

6th. That the elections of Representatives in the legislature oughf 
to be free and frequent^ and all men having sufficient evidence of 
permanent common interest with and attachment to the community, 
ought to have the right of suffrage ; and no aid, charge, tax or fee 
can be set, rated or levied upon the people without their own con- 
sent, or that of their representatives so elected; nor can they be 
bound by any law to which they have not in like manner assented 
for the public good. 

7th. That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of 
laws by any authority, without the consent of .the representatives of 
the people in the Legislature, is injurious to their rights, and ought 
not to be executed. 

8th. That in all capital and criminal prosecutions a man hath 
a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be con- 
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fronted with the accusers and witnesses, to call for evidence, and be 
allowed counsel in his favor, and to a fair and speedy trial by an im- 
partial jury of his vicinage, without whose unanimous consent he 
cannot be found guilty (except in the government of the land and 
naval forces) nor can he be compelled to give evidence against him- 
self. 

9th. That no freeman ought to be taken, imprisoned, or disseized 
of his freehold, liberties, privil^es or franchises or outlawed or 
exiled, or in any manner destroyed or deprived of his life, liberty 
or property, but by the law of the land. 

10th. That every freeman restrained of his liberties is intitled 
to a remedy to enquire into the lawfulness thereof, and to remove 
the same, if unlawful ; and that such remedy ought not to be denied 
or delayed. 

11th. That in controversies respecting property, and in suits be- 
tween man and man, the ancient trial by jury is one of the greatest 
securities to the rights of the people, and ought to remain sacred 
and involable. 

12th. That every freeman ought to find a certain remedy by 
recourse to the laws for all injuries and wrongs he may receive in his 
person, property or character; he ought to obtain right and justi-^e 
freely without fail, completely and without denial, promplJy and 
without delay, and that all establishments, or regulations contravon-^ 
ing these rights, are oppressive and unjust 

13th. That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive 
fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. 

14th. That every freeman has a right to be secure from all un- 
reasonable searches and seizures of his person, his papers and 
property: all warrants therefore to search suspected places, or to 
apprehend any suspected person without specially naming or describ- 
ing the place or person, are dangerous and ought not to be granted. 

ISth. That the people have a right to peaceably assemble together 
to consult for the common good, or to instruct their representatives; 
and that every freeman has a right to petition or apply to the Legis- 
lature for redress of grievances. 

16th. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of 
writing and publishing their sentiments; that the freedom of the 
press is one of the greatest t)ulwftrks of liberty, and ought not to be 
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17th. That the people have a right to keep and bear arms ; that 
a well regulated militia composed of the body of the people, trained 
to arms is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State. 
That standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to Liberty, and 
therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstances and pro- 
tection of the community will admit ; and that in all cases, the mili- 
tary should be under strict subordination to, and governed by the civil 
power. 

18th. That no soldier in time of peace ought to be quartered in 
any house without the consent of the owner, and in time of war in 
such manner only as the laws direct 

19th. That any person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms 
ought to be exempted upon payment of an eqtiivalent to employ 
another to bear arms in his stead. 

20th. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator 
and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and 
conviction, not by force or violence, and therefore all men have an 
equal, natural and unalienable right to the free exercise of religion, 
according to the dictates of conscience, and that no particular re- 
ligion, sect or society ought to be favored or established by law in 
preference to othera 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

I. That each state in the Union shall, respectively, retain every 
power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this Constitution dele- 
gated to the Congress of the United States, or to the departments of 
the Federal Government 

II. That there shall be one representative for every 30,000 ac- 
cording to the enumeration of the census, mentioned in the Constitu- 
tion, until the whole number of the representatives amount to two" 
hundred; after which the number shall be continued or increased, 
as Congress shall direct, upon the principles fixed in the constitution, 
by apportioning the representatives of each State to some greater num- 
ber of people from time to time, as the population encreases. 

III. When Congress shall lay direct taxes or excises, they shall 
immediately inform the executive power of each State, of the quota 
of such State, according to the census herein directed, which is pro- 
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pass a law, which shall be effectual for raising such quota at the tiine 
required by Congress the taxes and excises laid by Congress shall not 
be collected in such State. 

IV. That the members of the Senate and House of Repres^ita- 
tives shall be ineligible to, and incapable of holding any civil oflBoo 
under the authority of the United States, during the time for whieh 
they shall, respectively be elected. 

V. That the journals of the proceedings of the Senate and House 
of Representatives shall be published at least once in every year, ex- 
cept such parts thereof relating to treaties, alliances, or military 
operations, as in their judgment require secrecy. 

VI. That a regular statement and account of the receipts and 
expenditures of all public monies shall be published at least once in 
every year. 

VII. That no commercial treaty shall be ratified without the 
concurrence of two tliirds of the whole number of the members of 
the Senate: And no treaty, ceding, contracting, restraining or sua- 
pending the territorial rights or claims of the United States, or any of 
them, or their, or any of their rights, or claims to fishing in the 
American seas, or navigate the American rivers shall be made, but in 
cases of the most urgent and extreme necessity; nor shall any such 
treaty be ratified without the concurrence of three-fourths of the 
whole number of the members of both houses respectively. 

VIII. That no navigation law, or law regulating commerce shall 
be passed without the consent of two thirds of the members present in 
both houses. 

IX. That no standing army or regular troops shall be raised or 
kept up in time of peace, wdthout the consent of two thirds of the 
members present in both Houses. 

X. That no soldier shall be enlisted for any longer term than 
four years, except in time of war, and then for no longer term than 
the continuance of the war. 

XI. That each state, respectively, shall have the power to pro- 
vide for organizing, arming and disciplining its own militia when- 
soever Congresv*^ shall omit or neglect to provide for the same. That 
the militia sliall not he subject to martial law except when in actual 
service in tinic of war, invasion or rebellion : And when not in ac- 
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penalties and punishnientfi as shall be directed or inflicted by the 
laws of its own State. 

XII. That Congress shall not declare any State to be in rebel- 
lion without the consent of at least two thirds of all the members 
present of both Houses. 

XIII. That the exclusive power of Legislation given to Con- 
gress over the federal town and its adjacent district and other places 
purchased, or to be purchased by Congress of any of tlie States, 
shall extend only to such regulations as respect the police and good 
government thereof. 

XIV. That no person shall be capable of being president of the 
United States for more Uian eight years in any term of sixteen years. 

XV. That tlie judicial power of the United States shall be vested 
in one supreme court, and in such courts of admiralty as Congress 
may from time to time ordain and establish in any of the different 
States. The judicial power shall extend to all cases in law and 
equity, arising under treaties made, or which shall be made under 
the authority of the United States ; to all cases affecting ambassadors^ 
other foreign mioisters and counsels; to all cases of admiralty, and 
maritime jurisdiction; to controversies to which the United States 
shall be a party ; to controversies between two or more States, and 
between parties claiming lands under the grants of different states; 
in all cases affecting ambassadors, other foreign ministers and con 
suls, and those in which a state shall be a party ; the supreme court 
shall have original jurisdiction in all other cases before mentioned ; 
the supreme court shall have appellate jurisdiction as to matters of 
law only, except in cases of equity, and of admiralty and maritime 
jurisdiction, in which the supreme court shall have appellate juris- 
diction, both as to the law and f aet^ with such exceptions and under 
such regulations as the Congress shall make : But the judicial power 
of the United States shall extend to no case where the cause of action 
shall have originated before the ratification of this constitution, 
except in disputes between the States about their territory ; disputes 
between persons claiming lands under the grants of different states, 
and suits for debts due to the United States 

XVI. That in criminal prosecutions, no man shall be restrained 
in the exercise of the usual and accustomed right of challenging or 
excepting to the jury. 

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timesj plaxjes, or maimer of holding elections for senators and rep- 
resentatives, or either of them, except when the legislature of any 
State shall neglect^ refuse, or be disabled by invasion or rebellion, to 
prescribe to the same. 

XVIII. That those clauses which declare that Congress shall not 
exercise certain powers, be not interpreted in any manner whatso- 
ever to extend tlie powers of Congress; but that they be construed 
either as making exceptions to the specified powers Avhere this shall 
he the case, or otherwise as inserted merely for greater caution. 

XIX. That the laws ascertaining the compensation of Senators 
and Representatives for their services be postponed in their opera- 
tion until after the election of representatives immediately succeed- 
ing the passing thereof, that excepted, which shall first be passed on 
the subject 

XX. That some tribunal, other than the Senate be provided for 
trying impeachments of senators. 

XXI. That the salary of a judge shall not be increased or dimin- 
ished during his continuance in office, otherwise than by general 
regulations of salary, which may take place on a revision of the 
subject at stated periods of not less than seven years, to commence 
from the time such salaries shall be first ascertained by Congress. 

XXII. That Congress erect no company of merchants ^vith ex- 
clusive advantages of commerce. 

XXIII. That no treaties which shall be directly opposed to the 
existing laws of the United States in Congress assembled shall be 
valid, until such laws shall be repealed, or made conformable to such 
treaty; nor shall any treaty be valid which is contradictory to the 
Constitution of the United States. 

XXIV. That the latter part of the fifth paragraph of the 9th 
section of the first article be altered to read thus: Nor shall vessels 
bound to a particular State be obliged to enter or pay duties in 
any other; nor when bound from any one of the States be obliged 
to clear in another. 

XXV. That Congress shall not directly or indirectly, either by 
themselves or through the judiciary, interfere w^ith any one of the 
States in the redemption of paper money already emitted and now in 
circulation, or in liquidating and discharging the public securities 
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exclusive right of making such laws and regulations for the above 
purposes as they shall think proper. 

XXVII. That Congress shall not introduce foreign troops in the 
United States without the consent of two thirds of the members pres- 
ent of both Houses. 

Mr. Iredell, seconded by Mr. John Skinner, moved that this report 
be amended, by striking out all the words of the said report except 
the two first, to-wit^ (Resolved that). And that the following words 
be inserted in their room, viz: 

This Convention having fully deliberated on the constitution pro- 
posed for the fmture government of the United States of America by 
the Federal Convention, lately held at Philadelphia, on the seven- 
teenth day of September last, and having taken into their serious and 
solemn consideration the present critical situation of America, which 
induces them to be of opinion, that though certain amendments to the 
said constitution may be wished for, yet that those amendments 
should be proposed subsequent to the ratification on the part of this 
State, and not previous to it; They do therefore, on behalf of the 
State of North Carolina, and the good people thereof, and by virtue 
of the authority to them delegated, ratify the said constitution on the 
part of this State: And they do at the same time recommend, that 
as early as possible, the following amendments to the constitution 
may be proposed for the consideration and adoption of the several 
states in the Union, in one of the modes prescribed in the fifth article 
thereof. 

AMENDMENTS. 

I. Each State in the Union shall respectively retain every power, 
jurisdiction and rights which is not by this constitution delegated 
to the Congress of the United States, or to the departments of Gen- 
eral Government; nor shall the said Congress, or any department of 
the said government exercise any act of authority over any individual 
in any of the said States, but such as can be justified under some 
power, particularly given in this Constitution; but the said Con- 
stitution shall be considered at all times a solemn instrument, de- 
fining the extent of their authority, and the limits of which they 
cannot rightfully in any instance exceed. 

II. There shall be one representative for every thirty thousand, 
according to the enumeration of census, mentioned in the Consti- 



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tution, until the whole number of representatives amount to two hun- 
dred; after which that number shall be continued or increased as 
Gangrees shall direct, upon the principles fixed in the constitution, 
by apportioning the representatives of each State to some greater 
number of people from time to time, as population increases. 

III. Each state, respectively, shall have the power to provide for 
organizing, arming and discipling its own militia, whensoever Con- 
grese shall omit or neglect to provide for the same. The militia shal! 
not be subject to martial law, except when in actual service in time 
of war, invasion, or rebellion ; and when they are not in the actual 
service of the United States, they shall be subject only to such fines, 
penalties and punishments as shall be directed or inflicted by the 
laws of its own State, 

IV. The Congreas shall not alter, modify, or interfere in the 
times, places or manner of holding elections for Senators and Repre- 
sentatives, or either of them, except when the legislature of any 
State shall neglect, refuse or be disabled by invasion or rebellion, to 
prescribe the same. 

V. The laws ascertaining the compensation of Senators and rep- 
resentatives for their servicesi, shall be postponed in their opera^ 
tion, until after the election of representatives, immediately suooeed-^ 
ing the passing thereof ; that excepted, which shall first be passd on 
the subject 

VI. Instead of the following words in the 9th section of the 
first article, viz : "Nor shall vessels bound to, or from one State, be 
obliged to enter, clear or pay duties in another." (The meaning of 
which is, by many deemed not suJEciently explicit). It is proposed 
that the following shall be substituted: No vessel bound to one 
State shall be bound to enter or pay duties to which such vessel may 
be liable at any port of entry in any other state than that to which 
such vessel is bound ; Nor shall any vessel bound from one State be 
obliged to clear or pay duties to which such vessel may be liable at 
any port of clearance, in any other state than that from which sudi 
vessel is bound." 

This motion made by Mr. Iredell being objected to, the question 
wafi put, "Will the Convention adopt this amendment or not ?" and 
it was negatived: Whereupon the yeas and nays were required 
by Mr. Iredell, and seconded by Mr. Steele, as follows: 

Yeas: His Excellency Sam Johnston, Esq., President; Messrs. 



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James Iredell, Archibald Maclaine, Nathan Keais, John G. Blount, 
Thomas Alderson, John Johnston, Andrew Oliver, Goodwin Ellift- 
ton, Charles M'Dowall, Richard D. Spaight, Wm. J. Dawson, James 
Porterfield, Wm. Barry Grove, George Elliott, Wallis Styron, Wm. 
Sheppard (Carteret), James Phillips, John Humphries, Mich. 
Payne, Charles Johnson, Stephen Cabarrus, Edmund Blount (Cho- 
wan), Henry Abbot, Isaac Gregory, Peter Dauge, Charles Qraiuly, 
Enoch Sawyer, George Lucas, John Willis, John Cade, Elias Barnes, 
Neil Brown, James Winchester, Wul Stokes, Thomas Stewart, Jo- 
siah Collins, Thomas Hines, Nat Jones, John Steele, Wm. R. 
Davie, Joseph Reddick, James Gregory, Thomas Hunter (Gates), 
Thomas Wynns, Abraham Jones, John Eborne, James Jasper, (^aleb 
Foreman, Seth Harvey, John Sloan, John Moore, Wm. Maclaine. 
Nathan Mayo, Wm. Slade, Wm. M'Kinzie, Robert Irwin, John Lane, 
Thomas Reading, Edward Everagain, Enoch Relfe, Devotion Davis, 
Wm. Skinner, Joshua Skinner, Thomas Harvey, John Skinner, Sam- 
uel Harrel, Joseph Leech, Wm. Bridges, Wm. Burden, Edmund 
Blount (Tyrrel), Simeon Spruill, David Tanner, Whitmill Hill, Ben- 
jamin Smith, John Sitgreaves, Nathaniel Allen, Thos. Owen, Gleorge 
Wynns, David Perkins, Joseph Ferebee, Wm. Ferebee, Wm. Baker, 
and Abner Neale. — 84. 

Nays: Messrs. Willie Jones, Sam Spencer, Lewis Lanier, Thos. 
Wade, Dan Gould, Jas. Bonner, Alexious M. Forster, I^wis Dupree, 
Thomas Brown, James Greenlee, Jos. M'Dowall, Robert Miller, Benj. 
Williams, Richard Nixon, Thomas Armstrong, Alex'r McAllister, 
Robert Dickins, George Roberts^ John Womack, Ambrose Ramsey, 
James Anderson, Jos. Stewart, Wm. Vestal, Thomas Evans, Thos. 
Hardiman, Robert Weakley, Wm. Donelson, Wm. Dobbins, Robert 
Diggs, Bythel Bell, Elisha Battle, Wm. Fort, Etheld. Gray, Wm. 
Lancaster, Thos. Sherrod, John Norwood, Sterling Dupree^ Robert 
Williams, Richard Moye, Arthur Forbes, David Caldwell, Wm. 
Gtoudy, Daniel Gillespie, John Anderson, John Hamilton, Thomas 
Person, Joseph Taylor, Thornton Yancey, Howel Lewis, Junr., Eli- 
jah Mitchell, George Moore, George Ledbetter, Wm. Porter, Zebe- 
dee Wood, Edmund Waddell, James Gallaway, John Regan, Joseph 
Winston, James Gains, Charles M'Annely, Absalom Bostick, John 
Scott, John Dunkin, David Dodd, Curtis Ivey, Lewis Holmes, Rich- 
ard Clinton, Hardy Holmes, Robert Allison, James Stewart, John 
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lor, James Hanley, Brittain Sanders, Wm. Lenoir, Richard Allen, 
John Brown, Jos. Herndon, Jas. Fletcher, Lemuel Bnrkitt, Wm. 
Little, Thos. King, Nathan Bryan, John H. Bryan, Edward Whitty, 
Robt. Alexander, James Johnston, John Cox, John Carrel, Com. 
Doud, Thos. Tyson, Wm. Martin, Thomas Hunter (Martin), John 
Graham, Wm. Loftin, Wm. Kindal, Thos. TJssery, Thos. Butler, 
John Benford, Jas. Vaughan, Rob. Peebles, Jas. Vinson, Wm. S. 
Mames, Howell Ellin, Redman Bunn, John Bonds, David Pridgen, 
Daniel Yates, Thos. Johnston, John Spicer, A. Tatom, Alexr. Meb- 
ane, Wm. Mebane, Wm. M'Cauley, Wm. Shepperd (Orange), Jona- 
than Lindley, Wyatt Hawkins, James Payne, John Graves, John 
Blair, Joseph Tipton, Wm. Bethell, Abraham Phillips, John May, 
Charles Gallaway, James Boswell, John M'AUister, David Looney, 
John Sharpe, Joseph Gaitier, John A. Campbell, John Pugh Wil- 
liams, Wm. Marshall, Charles Robertson, James Gillespie, Charles 
Ward, Wm, Randal, Frederick Harget, Richard M'Kinnie, John 
Cains, Jacob Leonard, Thomas Carson, Richard Singleton, Jas. 
Whiteside, Caleb Phifer, Zachias Wilson, Joseph Douglas, Thomas 
Dougan, James Kenan, John Jones, Egbert Haywood, Wm. Wootten, 
John Branch, Henry Hill, Andrew Base, Joseph Boon, Wm. Farm- 
er, John Bryan, Edward Williams, Francis Oliver, Mathew Brooks, 
GriflSth Rutherford, George H. Barringer, Timothy Bloodworth, 
Everet Pearce, Asahel Rawlins, James Wilson, James Roddy, Sam. 
Cain, Benj. Covington, Joseph M'Dowall, Jnnr., Durham Hall, 
James Bloodworth, Joel Lane, James Hinton, Thomas Devane, James 
Brandon, Wm. Dickson, Burwell Mooring, Mathew Lock and Stoke- 
ly Donelson — 184. 

Ordered, That the further consideration of the report of the 
Committee of the whole Convention be postponed imtil to-morrow. 

Ordered, That Mr. Iredell, Mr. Maclaine, and Mr. Jones be a 
committee to prepare and bring in an ordinance to est-ablish the seat 
of government at the place hereafter to be fixed on by this Conven- 
tion. 

On a motion made by Mr. Joseph M'Dowall, and seconded by Mr. 
Benj. Smith, Resolved, That the Convention will ballot for the place 
at which the seat of government shall be fixed. 

On the question to agree to this resolution the yeas and nays were 
required by Mr. Person, and seconded by Mr. John Macon, which 
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Yeas: The Hon. Samuel Spencer, Esq.; Messrs. Lewis Laniei. 
Thonias Wade, John G. Blount, Alexious M. Forster, Lewi* Dupree, 
Thomas Brown, Goodwin EUiston, Charles M'Dowall, Kobert Miller, 
Thomas Armstrong, Wm. B. Grove, James Porterfield, Alexander 
M'Allister, Qeo. Elliott, George Lucas, Thomas Evans, Robert Weak- 
ley, David Caldwell, Wm. Goudy, Daniel Gillespie, John Anderson, 
John HEamilton, Wm. Porter, Zebedee Wood, James Gallaway, John 
Willis, John Cad», Elias Barnes, Neal Brown, John Regan, John 
Winston, James Gaines, Charles M'Annelly, Absalom Bostick, John 
Scott, John Dunkin, David Dodd, Curtis Ivey, Lewis Holmes, Rich- 
ard Clinton, Hardy Holmes, Robert Allison, James Stewart, John 
Tipton, Henry Montfort, WnL Lanier, Richard Allen, John Brown, 
Joseph Hemdon, James Fletcher, John Steele, Absalom Tatum, 
Archibald Maclaine, Thomas Wynns, Stokely Donelson, Thomas 
King, John E. Bryan, Edward Whitty, Robert Alexander, James 
Johnston, John Sloane, John Moore, Wm. Maclaine, John Cox, John 
Carrel, Cornelius Doud, Thoflias Tyson, Wm. Martin, Joseph Gra- 
ham, Robert Irwin, Wm, Loftin, James McDonald, Thomas Butler, 
Daniel Yates, Thomas Johnston, John Spicer, Alexander Mebane, 
Jonathan Lindley, WnL Mebane, Thomas Harvey, Wyot Hawkins, 
John Blair, John Tipton, Wm. Bethell, Abram Phillips, John May, 
Charles Gallaway, Joseph Gaitier, John A. Campbell, Wm. Mar- 
shall, Charles Robertson, James Gillespie, Charles Ward, Wm. 
Bridges, Frederick Harget, John Cains, Jacob Leonard, Thomas Car- 
son, Richard Singleton, James Whiteside, Caleb Phifer, Zachias Wil- 
son, Joseph Douglass, Thomas Dougan, Jeffe Henley, James Kenan, 
Wm. Wootten, Joseph Boon, Edward Williams, GriflSth Rutherford, 
George H. Barringer, Timothy Bloodworth, Asahel Rawlings, James 
Roddy, Samuel Cain, Benjamin Covington, Joseph M'Dowall, Junr., 
James Bloodworth, Benj. Smith, Nathaniel Allen, James Brannon, 
Wm. Dixon, Thomas Owen, Matthew Lock, Wm. Dobins, John P. 
Williams, Thomas Devane, James Greenlee, Joseph M'Dowall, 
James Wilson, John M'Allister, David Looney, and John Sharpe. — 
134. 

Nays : Messrs. Daniel Gould, Nathan Keais, Andrew Oliver, Ben- 
jamin Williams, Michael Payne, Charles Johnson, Stephen Cabar- 
rus, Edmund Blount (Tyrrell), Henry Abbot, Isaac Gregory, Peter 
Bauge, Charles Grandy, Enoch Sawyer, Robert Dickins, George 
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Stewart^ Whl Veatall, Thoe. Hardiman, Wm. Donaldaon, Kobert 
Digges, Bythel Bell, Eliaha Battle, Wm, Fort> Etheldred Gray, Wm. 
Lancaster, Thomas Sherrod, John Norwood, Sterling Dupree, Rich- 
ard Moye, Arthur Forbes, Joseph Taylor, Thornton Yancey, Howel 
Lewis, Elijah Mitchell, George Moore, Edmund Waddell, James 
Winchester, Wm. Stokes, Thomas Stewart, Josiah Collins, John 
Maeon, Thomas Christmas, Wm. Taylor, James Handley, Thomas 
Hines, Nathaniel Johns, Brittain Sanders, Wm.^E. Davie, James 
Iredell, Wm. Baker, Joseph Reddick, Thomas Hunter (Gates), John 
Sitgreaves, Lemuel Burkitt, Whl Little, Abram Jones^ Caleb Fore- 
man, Nathan Bryan, Nathan Mayo, Wm. Slade, Thomas Hunter 
(Martin), Wm. M'Kinzie, Thomas Ussory, John Benford, James 
Vaughan, Robert Peebles, James Vinson, Wm. S. Mames, Howel 
Ellin, Redman Bunn, John Bonds, David Pridgen, Wm. M'Cauley, 
Wm. Shepperd (Orange), John Lane, Thomas Reading, Joshua Skin- 
ner, John Skinner, Samuel Harrell, James Payne, John Graves, 
James Boswell, Wm. Randall, Richard McKinnie, John Jones, Eg- 
bert Haywood, John Branch, Henry BUU, Edmund Blount (Tyrrell), 
Simeon Spruill, Wm. Farmer, John Bryan, Francis Oliver, Willie 
Jones, Everet Pearce, Durham Hall, Joel Lane, James Hinton, Bur- 
well Mooring, George Wynns, James Bonner, John Johnston, Wm. J. 
Dawson, Richard D. Spaight, Richard Nixon, James Phillips, John 
Humphries, Robert Williams, Thomas Person, James Gr^ory, 
Enodi Relfe, Devotion Davis, Wm. Kindall, and Wul Skinner — 117. 
Adjourned until to-morrow morning 6 o^clock. 



Satubday, August 2, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment 

On a motion made by Mr. Willie Jones, and seconded by Mr. 
Thos. Alderson, Resolved, That this Convention will not fix the seat 
of government at any one particular point; but that it will be left at 
the discretion of the Assembly to ascertain the exact spot : Provid- 
ed always, that it shall be within ten miles of the point or place de- 
termined on by this Convention. 

Resolved, That the several places hereafter named be in nomina- 
tion for the seat of government of this State, to-wit: 

Smithfield, nominated by Mr. James Payne. 

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Fayetteville^ by Mr. Wddl Barry Grove. 

Mr. Isaac Hunter's in Wake county, by Mr. James Iredell. 

New Bern, by the Hon. Mr. Spencer. 

Hillsborough, by Mr. Alexander Mebane. 

The fork of Haw and Deep rivers, by Mr. Thomas Person. 

And that Mr. Elijah Mitchell, Mr. Benjamin Williams, Mr. Na- 
thaniel Jones, and Mr. John Cains be appointed commissioners to 
superintend and conduct the balloting. 

AdjouJued until 10 o'clock. 

Met according to adjournment 

Mr. Benjamin Williams, one of the commissioners appointed to 
superintend and conduct the balloting for the place at which the seat 
of government shall be fixed, Reported, That no one place ballotted 
for had a majority of votes. 

Ordered, That the commissioners proceed to a second balloting. 

The report of the committee of the whole Convention, according 
to order was taken up and read in the same words as on yesterday, 
when it was moved by Mr. Thomas Person, and seconded by Mr. 
John Macon, that the Convention do concur therewith, which was 
objected to by Mr. Archibald Maclaine. The question being put, 
Will the Convention concur with the report of the Committee of the 
whole Convention or not ? it was carried in the affirmative : Where- 
upon Mr. Davie called for the yeas and nays, and was seconded by 
Mr. Cabarrus, which are as follows: 

Nays. — ^His Excellency, Sam. Johnston, Esq., President; Messrs. 
James Iredell, Archibald Maclaine, Nathan Keais, John G. Blount, 
Thomas Alderson, John Johnston, Andrew Oliver, Goodwin Ellis- 
ton, Charles M'Dowall, Richard D. Spaight, Wm. J. Dawson, James 
Porterfield, WnL Barry Grove, George Elliott, Wallis Styron, Wm. 
Shepperd (Carteret), James Phillips, John Humphries, Mich. 
Payne, Charles Johnson, Stephen Cabarrus, Edmund Blount (Cho- 
wan), Henry Abbott, Isaac Gregory, Peter Dauge, Charles Grandy, 
Enoch Sawyer, Gteorge Lucas, John Willis, John Cade, Elias Barnes, 
Neil Brown, James Winchester, Wm. Stokes, Thomas Stewart, Josiah 
Collins, Thomas Hines, Nat Jones, John Steele, Wm. R Davie, Jo- 
seph Reddick, James Gregory, Thomas Hunter (Gates), Thomas 
Wyns, Abraham Jones, John Ebome, James Jasper, Caleb Foreman, 
Soth Hovey, John Sloan, John Moore, Wm. Maclaine, Nathan Mayo, 
Wm. Slade, Wm. M'Kenzie, Robert Irwin, John Lane, Thomas 



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Reading, Edward Everagain, Enoch Relfe, Devotion Davis, Wm. 
Skinner, Joshua Skinner, Thomas Harvey, John Skinner, Samuel 
Harrel, Joseph Leech, Wm. Bridges, Wm- Burden, Edmund Blount, 
(Tyrrel), Simeon Spruill, David Tanner, Whitmill Hill, Benjamin 
Smith, John Sitgreaves, Nathaniel Allen, Thomas Owen, George 
Wyns, David Perkins, Joseph Ferebee, Wm. Ferebee, and Whl 
Bakei--83. 

Yeas — Messrs. Willie Jones, Sam. Spencer, Lewis Lanier, Thos. 
Wade, Dan. Gould, Jas. Bonner, Alexious M. Forster, Lewis Dupree, 
Thomas Brown, James Greenlee, Jos. M'Dowal, Robert Miller, Benj. 
Williams, Richard Nixon, Thomas Armstrong, Alexr. McAllister, 
Robert Dickins, George Roberts, John Womack, Ambrose Ramsey, 
James Anderson, Joseph Stewart, William Vestal, Thomas 
Evans, Thos. Hardiman, Robert Weakley, Wm. Donaldson, Wm. 
Dobins, Robert Diggs, Bythel Bell, Elisha Battle, Wm. Fort, Etheld. 
Gray, Wm. Lancaster, Thos. Sherrod, John Norwood, Sterling Du- 
pree, Robert Williams, Richard Moye, Arthur Forbes, David Cald- 
well, Wm. Goudy, Daniel Gillespie, John Anderson, John Hamilton, 
Thomas Person, Joseph Taylor, Thornton Yancey, Howel Lewis, 
Junr., Elijah Mitchell, George Moore, George Ledbetter, Wm. Por- 
ter, Zebedee Wood, Edmund Waddell, James Gallaway, John Regan, 
Joseph Winston, James Gains, Charles M'Annely, Absalom Bostick, 
John Scott, John Dunkin, David Dodd, Curtis Ivey, Lewis Holmes, 
Richard Clinton, Hardy Holmes, Robert Allison, James Stewart, 
John Tipton, John Macon, Thomas Christmas, Henry Montfort, 
Wm. Taylor, James Hanley, Brittain Sanders, Wm. Lenoir, Richard 
Allen, John Brown, Jos. Hemdon, Jas. Fletcher, Lemuel Burkit, 
Wm. Little, Thos. King, Nathan Bryan, John H. Bryan, Edward 
Whitty, Robt Alexander, James Johnston, John Cox, John Carrel, 
Com. Doud, Thos. Tyson, Wm. Martin, Thomas Hunter (Martin), 
Jos. Graham, Wm. Loftin, Wm. Kindal, Thoa. Ussery, Thos. Butler, 
John Benford, Jas. Vaughan, Rob. Peebles, Jas. Vinson, Wm. S. 
Mames, Howel Ellin, Redman Bunn, John Barnes, David. Pridgen, 
Daniel Yates, Thos. Johnston, John Spicer, A. Tatom, Alexr. Me- 
bane, Wm. Mebane, Wm. M'Cauley, Wm. Shepperd (Orange), 
Johnathan Lindley, Wyatt Hawkins, James Payne, John Graves, 
John Blair, Joseph Tipton, WnL Bethell, Abraham Phillips, John 
May, Charles Gallaway, James Boswell, John M'AUister, David 
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Williams, Wm. Marshall, Charles Robertson, James Q^illespie, 
Charles Ward, Wm. Randal, Frederick Harget, Ric^iard M'Kinnie, 
John Cains, Jacob Leonard, Thomas Carson, Richard Singleton, Jas. 
Whiteside, Caleb Phifer, Zachias Wilson, Joseph Douglas, Thomas 
I>ougan, James Kenan, John Jones, Egbert Haywood, Wm. Wootten, 
John Branch, Henry Hill, Andrew Bass, Joseph Boon, Wm. Farmer, 
John Bryan, Edward Williams, Francis Oliver, Mathew Brooks, 
GriflBth Rutherford, George H. Barringer, Timothy Bloodworth, 
Everet Pearce, Asahel Rawlins, James Wilson, James Roddy, Sam. 
Cain, Benj. Covington, Joseph M'Dowal, Junr., Durham Hall, James 
Bloodworth, Joel Lane, James Hinton, Thomas Devane, James Bran- 
non, Wm. Dickson, Burwell Mooring, Mathew Lock, and Stokely 
Donelson — 1 84. 

On a motion made by Mr. Willie Jones, and seconded by Mr. 
James Gallaway, the following resolution was adopted, viz: 

Whereas this convention has thought proper, neither to ratify nor 
reject the constitution proposed for the government of the United 
States ; and as Congress will proceed to act under the said constitu- 
tion, ten States having ratified the same, and probably lay an impost 
on goods imported into the said ratifying States: 

Resolved, That it be recommended to the L^slature of this State, 
that whenever Congress shall pass a law for collecting an impost in 
the States aforesaid, this State enact a law for collecting a similar 
impost on goods imported into this State, and appropriate the money 
arising therefrom to the use of Congress. 

On the question to agree to this resolution the yeas and nays were 
required by Mr. John G. Bloimt, and seconded by Mr. Spaight, which 
are as follows: 

Yeas — The Hon. Samuel Spencer, Esq., Messrs. Lewis Lanier, 
Thomas Wade, Daniel Gould, Alexius M. Forster, Lewis Dupree, 
Thomas Brown, Charles M'Dowall, James Greenlee, Joseph 
M'Dowall, Robt. Miller, Benj. Williams, R. Nixon, T. Armstrong, 
Alexr. M'AUister, Geo, Elliott, R. Dickins, John Womack, A. Ram- 
sey, Jos. Stewart^ Wm. Vestall, Thomas Hardiman, Robert Weakley, 
Wm. Donaldson, R Digges, Bythel Bell, Elisha Battle, Wm. Fort, 
Etheldred Gray, Wm. Lancaster, Thomas Sherrod, John Norwood, 
Sterling Dupree, David Caldwell, Wm. Goudy, Daniel Gillespie, 
John Anderson, John Hamilton, Thomas Person, Joseph Taylor, 
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Wood, Edmund Waddell, James Gallaway, Neal Brown, Joseph Win- 
ston, James Gt^ines, John Scot, John Dunkin, David Dodd, Curtis 
Ivey, L. Holmes, R. Clinton, H. Holmes, R. Allison, John Tipton, 
John Macon, T. Christmas, Wm, G. Roberts, Taylor, J. Hand- 
ley, Thos. Hines, Xathaniel Jones, Brittain Sanders, Wm. Lenoir, 
Richard Allen, John Brown, Joseph Herndon, James Fletcher, Wm. 
R Davie, Samuel Burkit, Nathan Bryan, Edward Whitty, James 
Johnston, John Carrell, Cornelius Doud, Thomas Tyson, Wm. Mar^ 
tin, Josej)h Graham, Robert Irwin, Wm. Loftin, Thomas TJssery, 
John Benford, James Vaughan, James Vinson, Howel Ellin, Red- 
man Bunn, John Bondsi, David Pridgen, Daniel Yates, Thomas 
Johnston, Wm. Mebane, Wyatt Hawkins, John Graves, Joseph Tip- 
ton, Abram Phillips, John May, Charles Gallaway, James Boswell, 
David Looney, John Sharpe, John P. Williams, Wm. Marshall, 
Charles Robertson, C. Ward, Wm. Randall, Frederick Harget, Rich. 
M'Kinnie, John Caines, Thomas Carson, Richard Singleton, James 
Whitjeside, Caleb Phifer, Zachias Wilson, Thomas Dougan, Jeffe 
Hendley, James Kenan, John Jones, Egbert Haywood, Wm. Wootten, 
Henry Hill, A. Bass, Joseph Boon, Wm. Farmer, Edward Williams, 
F. Oliver, Willie Jones, George H. Barringer, Timothy Bloodworth, 
James Brannon, Wm. Dixon, Matthew Lock, John Bryan, Henry 
Montfort^ George Ledbetter, and Wm. Little, James Roddy, Durham 
Hall, Joel Lane, James BGinton — 143. 

Nays — ^Messrs. John G. Blount, Thomas Alderson, John Johnston, 
Andrew Oliver, Wm. J. Dawson, Richard D. Spaight, Wallace 
Styron, Wm. Shepperd (Carteret), James Phillips, Charles Johnson, 
H. Abbot, Isaac Gregory, Peter Dauge, Charles Grandy, Enoch Saw- 
yer, Arthur Forbes, James Winchester, Josiah Collins, James Iredell, 
John Sitgreaves, Archibald Maclaine, James Gregory, Thomas Him- 
ter (Gates), Thomas Wynns, Abram Jones, Seth Hovey, John Moore, 
Wm. M'Kinzie, Thomas Hunter (Martin), Thomas Reading, Ed- 
ward Everegain, Devotion Davis, Wm. Skinner, Joshua Skinner, 
Samuel Harrel, Joseph Leech, Joseph Gaitier, David Turner, Whit- 
mill Hill, Nathaniel Allen, Thomas Owen, E. Blount (Chowan), T. 
Harvey, and James Jasper — 44. 

On a motion made by Mr. Willie Jones and seconded by Mr. James 
Gallaway, Resolved unanimously, That it be recommended to the 
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the paper currency, as speedily as may be, consistent with the situa- 
tion and circumstances of the people 6f this State. 

On a motion made by Mr. Willie Jones, and seconded by Mr. James 
Gallaway : 

Resolved unanimously. That the Hon. the President be requested 
to transmit to Congress, and to the executive of New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, 
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and 
Georgia, a copy of the resolutions of the committee of the whole 
convention on the subject of the constitution proposed for the gov- 
ernment of the United States, concurred with by this convention, to- 
gether with a copy of the resolutions on the subject of impost and 
paper money. 

Adjourned imtil 4'clock, P. ML 

Met according to adjournment* 

Mr. Benj. Williams, one of the commissioners appointed to super- 
intend and conduct the balloting for the place at which the seat of 
government of this State shall be fixed. Reported, That they had a 
second time proceeded thereon, and that Mr. Isaac Hunter's^ in 
Wake county, was the place fixed upon for that purpose, by a ma- 
jority of the votes of the members of this convention. 

Mr. Iredell from the committee appointed to prepare and introduce 
an Ordinance for establishing the seat of government of this State, 
moved for leave, and presented an Ordinance for establishing a place 
for holding the future meetings of the General Assembly, and the 
place of residence of the chief officers of the State, which he read in 
his place, and afterwards delivered in at the clerk's table, where it 
was again read, passed, and ordered to be ratified. 

Ordered, That such of the members of this convention, as may 
think proper, have leave to enter their protest on the journal against 
the ordinance for establishing the seat of government. 

Ordered, That the estimate of allowances to the members and 
ofEoers of this convention be made out, to include Monday next. 

Ordered, That Messrs. John Macon, Wyott Hawkins, John May, 
l)urham Hall, Thomas Hunter of Martin, George Roberts, John 
Bonds, Thomas Christmas, Jeffe Henley, Joseph Taylor, Abraham 

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Phillips^ and the Hon. Samuel Spencer, have leave to absent them- 
selves from the service of this convention. 
Adjourned until Monday morning 6 o'clock. 



Monday^ August 4, 1788. 

Met according to adjournment 

Mr. William Barry Grove, according to order, presented the fol- 
lowing protest, subscribed by the persons whose names are thereunto 
annexed, to-wit: 

Dissentient — ^Because the establishment of a seat of government in* 
a place unconnected with commerce, and where there is at present no 
town, will be attended with a heavy expence to the people, and the 
town when established never can rise above the degree of a village : 
The experience of Virginia and Maryland have given a striking 
proof of this in the towns of Williamsburg and Annapolis. 

Because the establishment of the seat of government at Fayetteville 
would have a great and instantaneous effect upon the decayed com- 
merce of this country, by holding out immediate advantage to those 
who are imployed in the culture of tobacco and other valuable articles 
of export, the principal part of which is now exported from Virginia 
and South Carolina, 

Because it should be the policy of this State to encourage a great 
commercial town, at the head of the best navigation in the State ; a 
situation which seems intended by nature to command the produce 
of the interior settlementa 

Because we conceive the place fixed on is not authorized by thq 
resolution of the General Assembly, imder whose recommendation 
this convention met, as that resolution expressly says, "the conven- 
tion shall fix on a particular place ;" whereas by a resolution of the 
convention a latitude is given of twenty miles to a given spot, and the 
appointment or selection of the identical spot now reverts to the Legis- 
lature, contrary to the spirit and meaning of the constitution. 

Mess. Wm. Barry Grove, A. Maclaine, Joseph M'Dowall, John 
Lindley, Lewis Lanier, John A. Campbell, James Kenan, Wm. Mar- 
tin, George Ledbetter, J. P. Williams, Thomas Carson, Eobert Mil- 
ler, Charles M'Dowall, John Began, James Gains, Robert Alexander, 
Thomas Dougan, James Brandon, Caleb Phifer, Ambrose Ramsey, 
John Carroll, John Cox, SawueJ Spencer, Benjamin Smith, Thos. 



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TJssery, Wm. Lenoir, James Gallaway, Charles Gallaway, Tbomaa 
Brown, Joseph Hemdon, John Brown, J. Willis, Charles Robinson, 
D. Dodd, Alexions M. Forster, James Greenlee, James Whiteside, 
Thomas Owen, Wm. Dickson, James Bloodworth, Richard Single- 
ton, Wm. Maclaine, Hardy Holmes, Com. Doud, Joseph Graham, 
Thomas Wade, Wm. Loftin, James Anderson, Joseph Stewart, 
George Moore, Richard Clinton, A. Phillips, Thomas Devane, Robert 
Weakley, James Porterfield, Alexander M'Allister, Mathew Tx)ck, 
Joseph Winston, Timothy Bloodworth, Samuel Cain, Wm. Bethell, 
eTohn Hamilton, Zachias Wilson, Joseph M'Dowall, Jnnr., JosejA 
Douglass, John Cade, Daniel Gillespie, Zebedee Wood, Elias Barnes, 
Absalom Bostick, Charles M'Annely, James Roddy, George Lucas, 
James Gillespie, James Stewart, John McAllister, GriflBth Ruther- 
ford^ George Elliott, James Fletcher, Lewis Holmes, George H. Ber- 
ger, Robert Allison, John Tipton, John Spicer, James M'Donald, 
John Scott, I. Leonard, I. R. Gaitier, Thomas Armstrong, Niel 
Brown, Edmund Waddell, Thomas Butler, C. Ivey, Asahel Rawlings, 
Wm. Bowdon, James Wilson, James Johnston, Robert Irwin, John 
Sharpe, Edward Williams, John Cain, Wm. Marshall, John Blair, 
Jeife Henley, John Moore, Wm. Vestal, Mathew Brooks, Thos. John- 
ston, Daniel Yates, Goodwin Elliston, Wm. Mebane, Daniel Gk^uld, 
Benj. Covington, Wm. Porter, Wm. Kindall, John Dunken, and John 
Sloane, Richard Brown, Thomas Tyson — 119. 

An ordinance for establishing a place for holding the future meet- 
ings of the Greneral Assembly, and the place of residence of the chief 
officers of the State, was ratified in open convention. 

Resolved unanimously. That the thanks of this convention be pre- 
sented to his excellency Samuel Johnston, Esci., for his able, faithful, 
diligent, and public spirited services as President thereof. 

Ordered, That the journals of this convention be transmitted to the 
Legislature of this State by his Excellency the Governor after he has 
signed the same as President 

The Convention adjourned sine die. 

SAMUEL JOHNSTON, President 

By Order, J. Hunt^ Sec'ry. 



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JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF N. C, 1789. 



At a Convention begun and held at Fayetteville, on the Third Mon- 
day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine, 
agreeable to the Eesolutions of the late General Assembly, bearing 
Date the Seventeenth of November, one Thousand Seven Hundred 
and Eighty Eight 

The returning officers for the several counties and borough towns, 
certified that the following persons were duly elected to represent 
the same in Convention, to-wit^ For 

Anson county — The Hon. Samuel Spencer, Esq. Jesse Gilbert, 
Pleasant May, Thomas Wade, David Jameson. 

Beaufort — John G. Blount, William Brown, Richard Grist, Alder- 
son Ellison, Silas W. Amett. 

Bertie»— John Johnston, Francis Pugh, William Johnston Dawson, 
David Turner, David Stone. 

Brunswick — ^Benjamin Smith, William E. Lord, William Gause, 
John Hall, Dennis Hawkins. 

Bladen — John Cowan, Duncan Stewart, Thomas Owen, Joseph 
Gaitier, Thomas Brown. 

Burke — Charles M'Dowall, Joseph M'Dowall, Joseph M^Dowall, 
Jun., William E. Erwin, John Carson. 

Craven — John Allen, Richard Nixon, Joseph Leech, Thomas Wil- 
liams. 

Cumberland — John Ingram, John Hay, William B. Grove, James 
Moore, Robert Adam. 

Carteret — John Easton, Malaehi Bell, John Fulford, Wallace Sty- 
ron, John Wallace. 

Currituck — ^William Ferebee, Thomas P. Williams, Samuel Fere- 
bee, Andrew Duke, Spence Hall. 

Chowan — Stephen Cabarrus, Charles Johnson, Lemuel Creecy, 
Edmund Blount 

Camden — ^Isaac Gregory, Peter Dauge, Enoch Sawyer, Henry 
Abbott, Charles Grandy. 

Caswell — John Womma^k^ Robert Dickens, John Graves, Robert 
Payne, Robert Bowman, 



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Chatham — ^Robert Edwards^ William Vestall, John Thompson, 
John Ramsay, James Anderson. 

Dobbfl— 

Duplin — James Pearsall, James Gillespie, Robert Dickson, Lavan 
Watkins, James Kenan. 

Davidson — Charles Gerrard, Joel Rice, Robert Ewing, James C. 
Monntflorence, William Dobbin. 

Edgecombe — ^Etheldred Phillips, Thomas Blount, Jeremiah Hil* 
liard, Etheldred Gray, William Fort 

Franklin — Henry Hill, Thomas Sherrod, Jordan Hill, William 
Lancaster, William Christmas. 

Guilford — John Hamilton, William Gowdy, Richard D. Caldwell, 
Daniel Gillespie. 

Granville — ^Elijah Mitchell, Thomas Person, Thornton Yancey, 
Peter Bennett, Edmund Taylor, Jun. 

Gates — ^David Rice, Joseph Riddick, John Baker. 

Greene — John Sevier, Alexander Outlaw, John Allison, George 
Doherty, James Wilson. 

Halifax — ^Lunsford Long, John B. Ashe, Peter Quails, John 
Whitaker, Marmaduke Norfleet 

Hertford — Thomas Wynns, Robert Montgomery, Hardy Murfce, 
Henry Hill, Henry Baker. 

Hyde — ^John Ebom, James Watson, John Alderson, James Jasper, 
Michael Peters. 

Hawkins — Nathaniel Henderson, James White, John Htmt 

Johnston — Samuel Smith, Hardy Bryan, William Bridgers, Wil- 
liam Hackney, Matthias Handy. 

Jones — Frederick Hargett, Edward Whitty, John H. Bryan, Jacob 
Johnston. 

Iredell — ^Adlai Osbom, Adam Brevard, Musentine Matthews^ 
John Nesbitt, David Caldwell. 

Lincoln — Joseph Dickson, John Moore, William M'Laine^ Robert 
Alexander, John Caruth. 

Moore — ^William Martin, Thomas Tyson, Donald Mcintosh, NeiU 
M'Leod. 

Martin — John Stewart, William Williams, Nathan Mayo. 

Mecklenburg — ^Zachias Wilson, Joseph Douglass, Caleb Phifer, 
Joseph Graham, James Porter. 



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Montgomery — ^William Johnston, James Turner, James Tindall, 
David Nesbitt, James Crump. 

Northampton — ^John M. Benf ord, Halcott B. Pride, Samuel Tar- 
ver, Robert Peebles, Samuel Peete. 

l^ew Hanover — Timothy Bloodworth, John G. Scull, John Huske, 
John A- Campbell. 

Nash — ^Howell Ellin, Wilson Vick, William S. Marnes, John 
Bonds, Hardy Griffin. 

Onslow — ^Robert W. Sneed, John Spicer, Daniel Yates, George 
Mitchell, Edward Ward. 

Orange — James Christmass, Alexander Mebane, Thomas H. Per- 
kins, William F. Strudwick, Joseph Hodg^ 

Pasquotank — Edward Everegain, John Swan, Thomaa Banks, De- 
votion Davis. 

Perquimans — His Excellency, Samuel Johnston, John Skinner, 
Joseph Harvey, Benjamin Perry, Ashbury Sutton. 

Pitt — ^William Blount, Shadrick Allen, James Armstrong, Samuel 
Simpson, Benjamin Bell. 

Rowan — Greorge H. Berger, Bazel Gaither, John Stokes, Maxwell 
Chambers, Matthew Lock. 

Randolph — ^Zebedee Wood, Reuben Wood, Nathan Stedman. 

Richmond — Edwai'd Williams, Alexander Watson, William Rob* 
inson, Duncan M'Farland. 

Rutherford — ^William Porter, James Holland, Richard^Lewis, Wil- 
liam Johnson. 

Rockingham — ^William Bethell, James Gallaway, Isaac Clarke, 
Abram Phillips, John Dabney. 

Robeson — ^John Willis, Elias Barnes, Neill Brown, John Cade, 
Sion Alford. 

Surry — Joseph Winston, Gideon Edwards, Absalom Bostwick, 
Edward Lovell, George Houser. 

Sullivan — John Rhea, William Nash, John Scott, Joseph Martin. 

Sampson — ^Richard Clinton, James Spiller, James Thompson, 
Hardy Holmes, William King. 

Sumner — ^Daniel Smith, David Wilson, Samuel Mason, Edward 
Douglass, John Overton. 

Tennessee — ^John Montgomery, John Drew, Thomas Johnston, 
William Blount, Benjamin Menees. 



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Tyrrell — Thomas Stewart, Hugh Williamson, Jeremiah Frazier, 
Simeon Spruill, Samuel Chesson. 

Washington — Landon Carter, Robert Love, John Blair, William 
Houston, Andrew Green, 

Warren — ^Benjamin Hawkins, Philemon Hawkins, Solomon 
Green, Wyatt Hawkins, Thomas Christmass. 

Wayne — ^Richard M'Kinnie, Burwell Mooring, David Cogdell, 
Josiah Jemigan, James Handley. 

Wake — Joel Lane, Thomas Hines, Henry Lane, Brittain Sanders, 
William Hayes. 

Wilkes — John Brown, William Lenoir, Joseph Hemdon, Benja- 
min Jones, William Nail. 

Town of Salisbury — John Steele. 

Edenton — John Mare. 

Hillsboro — Samuel Benton. 

Newbem — Isaac Guion. 

Halifax — ^William R. Davia 

Wilmington— William N. Hill. 

Pursuant to which the following members appeared and took their 
seats, to-wit: 

(261 members were present Their names appear above.) 

Mr. Stokes proposed for President his excellency Samuel Johnston, 
Esq., who was unanimously chosen as President; at the same time 
proposed the Honourable Charles Johnson as Vice President, who 
was unanimously chosen Vice President, and conducted to the chair 
in absence of the President 

John Hunt and James Taylor were appointed Secretaries to this 
convention. 

On a motion made by Mr. Davie, Resolved, That a committee of 
elections be appointed, consisting of two members from each dis- 
trict The members chosen are Mr. Overton, Mr. Smith, Mr. Car- 
ter, Mr. Martin, Mr. M'Lean, Mr. Dickson, Mr. Stokes^ Mr. Lock, 
Mr. Person, Mr. Mebane, Mr. P. Hawkins, Mr. Davie, Mr. Cabarrus, 
Mr. Skinner, Mr. Easton, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Kenan, Mr. Blood- 
worth, M. Grove, Mr. Ingram. 

On a motion made by Mr. Blount, Resolved, That a committee of 
five members be appointed, to prepare and draw up rules of order 
and decorum to be observed by the Convention during the sitting 



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thereof. The members chosen for this purpose, are Mr. W. Blount, 
Mr. Bloodworth, Mr. Gallaway, Mr. Davie, Mr. B. Hawkins. 

On motion, Peter Gooding, James MuUoy, William Murphy and 
Nicholas Murphey, were appointed Doorkeepers. 

The Convention adjourned \mtil to-morrow morning ten o'clock. 



Tuesday, November 17, 1789. 

Met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Darby Harragan, one of the members for Richmond county, 
and Mr. Cornelius Doud, one of the members for Moore county, ap- 
peared and took their seats. 

Mr. W. Blount, from the committee appointed to prepare and draw 
up rules of order and decorum to be observed by the Convention, re- 
ported the following, which were agreed to, viz : 

I. When the President assumes the chair, the members shall take 
their seats. 

II. At the opening of the Convention each day, the minutes of 
the preceding day shall be read. 

III. No member shall be allowed to speak but in his place; and 
after rising and addressing himself to the chair, shall not proceed until 
permitted by the President 

IV. No member speaking sball be interrupted, but by a call to 
order by the President, or by a member through the President 

V. No person shall pass between the President and person speak- 
ing. 

VI. No person shall be called upon for any words of heat, but 
on the day on which they were spoken. 

VII. A motion of adjournment from day to day, shall take place 
of all other motions. 

VIII. No member to be referred to in debate by name. 

IX. The President shall be heard without interruption ; and when 
he rises^ each member shall sit down. 

X. The President himself, or by request, may call to order any 
member who shall transgress the rules: If a second time the President 
may refer to him by name, the Convention may then examine and 
censure the member's conduct, he being allowed to extenuate or 
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XI. Wlien two or more members are up together, the President 
shall determine who rose first 

XII. A motion made and seconded, shall be reduced to writing if 
required ; a motion may be withdrawn by the member making it be- 
fore any decision is had on it 

XTTT. The name of him who makes, and the name of him who 
seoonds a motion, shall be entered on the minutes. 

XIV. No member shall depart the service of the convention with- 
out leave. 

XV. Whenever the house shall be divided on a question, two or 
more tellers shall be appointed by the President to number the mem- 
bers on each side. 

XVI. No member shall come into the house, or remove from one 
place to another, with his hat on, except those of the Quaker pro- 
fession. 

XVII. Every member of a committee shall attend to the call of 
his Chairman. 

XVni. The yeas and nays may be called and entered on the 
minutes, when any two members require it 

XIX. Every member of the Convention shall be in his place at 
the time to which the Convention stands adjourned, or within 
half an hour thereof, unless sickness prevents, or leave of absence is 
obtained. 

XX. .When any question is in debate, it shall be determined be- 
fore any new motion shall be admitted, unless to amend it, to adjourn 
from day to day, or for the previous question. 

XXI. When the previous question is called for, it shall be in this 
form, viz : "Shall the main question be now put ?" and upon this ques- 
tion, those for the main question shall keep their seats. 

XXII. No question shall be put on a motion unless seconded. 
On a motion made by Mr. Bonds, Resolved, That the resolutions of 

the last Greneral Assembly for calling the present Convention be read : 
vdiich resolutions were accordingly read. 

On a motion made by Mr. Williamson, and seconded by Mr. 
Blount^ Resolved, That the Constitution or plan of government pro- 
posed for the future government of the United States of America 
be read. The Constitution or plan of government proposed for the 
futare government of the United States of America was aooordingly 
read; whereupon, a motion was made by Mr. Williamson, and seo- 



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onded by Mr. Stokes, in the following words, to-wit: "Whereas the 
General Convention, which met in Philadelphia in pursuance of a 
recommendation of Congress, did recommend to the citizens of the 
United States, a Constitution or form of government in the following 
words, viz: 

(The Constitution.) 

Resolved, That this Convention, in behalf of the freemen, citizens 
and inhabitants of the State of North Carolina, do adopt and ratify 
the said Constitution and form of government." This motion being 
objected to, a motion was then made by Mr. Steele, and seconded by 
Mr. Skinner, that the motion made by Mr. Williamson, together with 
the new plan of government, be referred to a committee of the whole 
Convention. This motion was also objected to, and the previous 
question called for by Mr. Gallaway, and seconded by Mr. Thomas 
Brown. The previous question being put^ "Shall the main question 
be now put ?" was negatived ; it was then resolved that the resolution 
proposed by Mr. Williamson, together with the new plan of govern- 
ment, be referred to a. committee of the whole Convention. 

On a motion made by Mr. Gallaway, and seconded by Mr. I>avie, 
Resolved, That all official papers relative to the Constitution or new 
plan of government, be referred to a committee of the whole Con- 
vention. 

On a motion made by Mr. Hay, and seconded by Mr. Grove, Re- 
solved, That the resolution of the last General Assembly, recommend- 
ing to this Convention to take under consideration the propriety of 
allowing the town of Fayetteville a representation on the same terms 
with the other district towns in this State, be read. 

The resolution being read, Mr. Hay then moved for leave to bring 
in an ordinance to enable the freemen of the town of Fayetteville, 
to elect one member to represent them in the present Convention, also 
one member to represent them in the House of Commons in the 
present Assembly, and hereafter to entitle the freemen of said town 
to the said right of representation in future Conventions and Assem- 
blies — Ordered, That he have leave accordingly. 

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Wednesday^ November 18, 1789. 
Met axMJording to adjournment 

Mr. Elijah. Chessen one of the members for Hawkins county, Mr. 
Benjamin Sheppard, Mr. Nathan Lassiter and Mr. Simeon Bright, 
three of the members for Dobbs county, Mr. Burwell Mooring, one 
of the members for Wayne county, and Mr. William Bailey, one of 
the members for Randolph county, appeared and took their seats. 

On a motion made by Mr. Stokes and seconded by Mr. P. Hawkins, 
Resolved, That the Convention resolve itself into a committee of 
the whole Convention, to take under consideration the proposed Con- 
stitution or new plan of government, and such official papers relating 
to the same as may come before them. The Convention resolved it- 
self into a committee of the whole accordingly, and chose John B. 
Ashe, Esq., chairman ; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Presi- 
dent resumed the chair, and Mr. Chairman reported, that the com- 
mittee had made some progress on the business referred to them, but 
not having time to compleat the same, desired leave to sit again to- 
morrow. 

Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow. 

On a motion made by Mr. Davie, and seconded by Mr. Blood- 
worth, Resolved, That the Secretary do contract with the Printers of 
this place, to strike off three hundred copies of the amendments pro- 
posed to the new Constitution or plan of government for the United 
State& 

Mr. Hay according to order, presented "An ordinance to enable the 
free men of the town of Fayetteville to elect a member to represent 
the said town on the same terms with the other towns in this State ;" 
which was ordered to lie on the table. 

The Convention adjourned imtil to-morrow morning ten o^clock. 



Thubsday^ November 19, 1789. 

Met according to adjournment 

Mr. Thomas Hunter, one of the members for Martin county, and 
Mr. Thomas Stewart, one of the members for Tyrrel county, appeared 
and took their seats. 

Mr. Hay informed the Convention that he should to-morrow move 
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Fayetteville to elect a member to represent the said town on the same 
terms with the other towns in this State for passage. 

The order of the day for taking under further consideration the 
Constitution or plan of government proposed for the future govern- 
ment of the United States being called for: 

Resolved, That the Convention resolve itself into a committee of 
the whole convention to take imder further consideration the Con- 
stitution or plan of government proposed for the future government 
of the United States. 

The Convention resolved itself into a committee of the whole ac- 
cordingly, John B. Ashe, Esq., in the chair; after some time spent 
therein Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Ashe reported, 
that the committee had made further progress on the business re- 
ferred to them, but not having time to complete the same desired leave 
to sit again to-morrow. 

Ordered, That the committee have leave to sit again to-morrow. 

On a motion made by Mr. Porter and seconded by Mr. Person, 
Resolved, That the Secretary contract with the printers of this place 
to print three hundred and fifty copies of the Journal of this Conven- 
tion and such other printing as the business of the Convention may 
require. 

The conventioD adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock. 



Fbiday, November 20, 1789. 

Met according to adjournment 

His Tixcellency Samuel Johnston, Esq., appeared and took his seat 
as President of the Convention. 

Mr, William Righton, one of the members for Chowan county, 
appeared and took his seat 

The order of the day for taking under further consideration the 
Constitution or plan of government proposed for the future govern- 
ment of the United States, being called for: 

Resolved, That the Convention resolve itself into a committee of 
the whole Convention to take under further consideration the Con- 
stitution or plan of government proposed for the future government 
of the United States 

The Convention resolved itself into a committee of the whole ao- 
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therein, Mr. President resnmed the chair, and Mr. Ashe reported, 
that the committee had gone through the reading of the Constitution 
or plan of government proposed for the United States, and come to 
a resolution thereupon. 

Ordered, That the said resolution lie on the table until to-morrow. 

The convention adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock. 



Satueday, November 21, 1789. 

Met according to adjournment 

The Secretary laid before the Convention the proposals of Sibley 
& Howard for printing the Journals of the convention, etc 

Mr. Davie moved and was seconded by Mr. Mountflorence, that 
the Convention take up the report of the committee of the whole con- 
vention, which was accordingly taken up and read ; Mr. Davie then 
moved that the Convention concur with the report ; this was objected 
to by Mr. Gallaway, who proposed that the whole of the report from 
the word "whereas" be struck out, and that the following amend- 
ments to the Constitution or plan of government for the Uijited 
States, previous to the adoption, be inserted in place thereof, to-wit : 

"The Convention in pursuance of their appointment, have taken 
under their consideration the Constitution proposed for the future 
government of the United States of America, as also the amendments 
proposed by Congress to be made a part of the said Constitution when 
ratified by three fourths of the States; and as the said amendments 
embrace in some measure, when adopted, the object that this State 
had in view by a Bill of Rights, and many of the amendments pro- 
posed by the last Convention; and although union with our sister 
States is our most earnest wish and desire, yet as some of the great 
and most exceptional parts of the said proposed Constitution have 
not undergone the alterations which were thought necessary by the last 
Convention: Therefore, 

'Tlesolved, That previous to the ratification in behalf and on the 
part of the State of North Carolina, the following amendments be 
proposed and laid before Congress, that they may be adopted and 
made part of the said Constitution, viz : 

That Congress shall not alter, modify or interfere in the times, 
places or manner of elections for Senators and Representatives, or 
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lect^ refuse or be disabled by invasion or rebellion to prescribe the 
same. 

"When Congress shall lay direct taxes or excisesi, they shall im- 
mediately inform the Executive power of each State of the quota of 
such State according to the Census herein directed, which is proposed 
to be thereby raised ; and if the Legislature of any State shall pass a 
law, which shall be effectual for raising such quota at the time re- 
quired by Congress the taxes and excises laid by Congress shall not 
be collected in such State. 

"That Congress shall not directly either by themselves or through 
the Judiciary, interfere with anyone of the States in the redemption 
of paper money already emitted and now in circulation, or in liquidat- 
ing and discharging the public securities of any one of the States, but 
each and every State shall have the exclusive right of making such 
laws and regulations for the above purposes as they shall think proper. 

"That Congress shall not introduce foreign troops into the United 
States without the consent of two-thirds of the members present of 
both Houses. 

"That no treaties which shall be directly opposed to the existing 
laws of the United States in Congress assembled, shall be valid which 
is contradictory to the Constitution of the United States." 

These proposed amendments being read were also objected to ; the 
question to agree to these amendments being put, was negatived; 
whereupon the yeas and nays were called for by Mr. Mebane, and 
seconded by Mr. John A. Campbell, which are as follows, to-wit: 

Yeas — ^Messieurs, Spencer, May, Jamieson, Lord, GFaitier, T. 
Brown, L. McDowall, T. Williams, J. Moore, Wommack, Dickins, 
Graves, Payne, Bowman, R. Edwards, Pearsall, J. Gillespie, R 
Dickson, Watkins, Kenan, H. Hill (F.), J. Hill, Hamilton (G), 
Gowdy, Caldweir (G), D. Gillespie, J. Gillespie, Mitchell, Person, 
Yancey, Bennett, R. Alexander, W. Martin, M'Intosh, M'Leod, Z. 
Wilson, J. Douglass, Phifer, J. Porter, Pride, Peebles, Tarver, 
Bloodworth, J. G. Scull, Huske, J. A. Campbell, Mebane, Perkins^ 
Strudwick, J. Hodge, G. H. Berger, Lock, Z. Wood, A. Watson, W. 
Robinson, M'Farland, Harragan, Bethell, Gallaway, Clarke, A. Phil- 
lips, Dabney,G. Edwards, Bostick, Nash, J. Scott, Clinton, J. Thomp- 
son, H. Holmes, W. King, W. Hawkins, T. Christmass, Mooring, 
Cogdell, B. Sanders, J. Brown, W. Lenoir, J. Hemdon, B. Jones, W. 
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NaySf — HiB Excellency Samuel Johnston, Esq., Messieurs, J. G. 
Blount, Qlrist, Ellison, Amett, J. Johnston, Pugh, W. J. Dawson, D. 
Turner, Stone, B. Smith, J. Hall, W. Gause, T. Owen, C. M'Dowall, 
J. M'Dowall Jr., J. Carrow, W. Erwin, J. Allen, J. Leech, Ingram, 
Hay, W. B. Grove, R Adam, J. Easton, M. Bell, Fulford, Styron, 
J. Wallace, W. Ferebee, T. P. Williams, S. Ferebee, Duke, Spence 
Hall, Cabarrus, C. Johnson, Creecy, E. Blount, Righton, Gregory, 
Dauge, Sawyer, Abbott, Grandy, J. Thompson, Ramsey, Gerrard, J. 
Rice, R. Ewing, Mountflorence, Dobbins, E. Phillips, T. Blount, J/ 
Hilliard, Sherrod, W. Christmass, E. Taylor, D. Rice, J. Reddick, 
J. Baker, J. Sevier, Outlaw, A. Allison, L. Long, J. B. Ashe, Quails, 
Whitaker, T. Wynns, R. Montgomery, H. Murfree, H. Hill (H.), 
H. Baker, J. Ebom, J. Watson, A. Alderson, J. Jasper, Peters, Hen- 
derson, J. Hunt, J. White, S. Smith, H. Bryan, Handy, F. Harget, 
Whitty, J. H. Bryan, L. Johnston, A. Osborn, Brevard, Matthews, 
J. ITesbitt, Caldwell (I.), J. Moore, W. M'Laine, Caruth, J. Stewart, 
W. Williams, Graham, M. W. Jordan, J. Turner, D. Nesbitt, J. 
Crump, J. Benford, S. Peete, Vick, Mames, Bonds, Griffin, Sneed, 
Spicer, J. Christmas^ Everagin, J. Swann, Banks, D. Davis, J. Skin- 
ner, B. Perry, Sutton, W. Blount, S. Allen, J. Armstrong, S. Simp- 
son, B. Bell, Gaither, Stx)kes, Chambers, R Wood, X. Sneed, E. Wil- 
liams, Holland, W. Johnson, J. Willis, E. Barnes, N. Brown, J. 
Cade, AJford, J. Winston, Lovell, Ghouser, Rhea, Spiller, D. Smith, 
D. Wilson, E. Douglass, J. Overton, J. Montgomery, Drew, T. John- 
ston, Menees, J. Stewart, H. Williamson, J. Frazier, S. Spruill, S. 
Chesson, J. Carter, Love, Blair, Green, Mayo, B. Hawkins, P. Haw- 
kins, S. Green, M'Kinnie, Jemigan, Handley, J. Lane, T. Hines, H. 
Lane, W. Hayes, S. Bright, Hawkins, B. Sheppwird, N. Lasseter, E. 
Chesson, W. Bailey, T. Hunter, J. Steele, S. Benton, Davie, Ware, 
Guion, W. H. Hill, Tindall, J. Cowan, R Lewis, Fort, J. Dixon — 
187. 

The Convention again took up the report of the Committee of the 
whole Convention, which is contained in the following words, "The 
Committee report that they concur with the resolution on the journal 
of the Convention, in the following words, To-wit : Whereas the Gen- 
eral Convention which met in Philadelphia, in pursuance of a recom- 
mendation of Congress, did recommend to the citizens of the United 
States a constitution or form of government, in the following words, 
viz: 



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[Here follows the Constitution of the United Statea] 

"Resolved, That this Convention, in behalf of the freemen, citi- 
zens and inhabitants of the State of North Carolina, do adopt and 
ratify, the said Constitution and form of government." 

Mr. Davie moved and was seconded by Mr. Benj. Smith, that the 
Convention concur with this resolution which was objected to, the 
question was put, "Will the Convention concur with this resolution ?" 
and carried in the affirmative; whereupon the yeas and nays were 
called by Mr. Mebane and seconded by Mr. Hamilton which are as 
follows, to-wit: 

Yeas — ^His Excellency Sam'l Johnston, Esq. Messieurs — Gilbert, 
Jamieson, J. G. Blount, Grist, Amett, J. Johnston, Pugh, W. J. 
Dorson, D. Turner, Stone, B. Smith, J. Hall, W. Gause, Hawkins, 
J. Cowan, T. Owen, C. M'Dowall, J. M'Dowall (J.), J. Carson, W. 
Erwin, J. Allen, J. Leach, Ingram, Hay, W. B. Grove, R. Adam, 
J. Easton, M. Bell, Fulford, Styron, J. Wallace, W. Ferebee, T. P. 
Williams, S. Ferebee, Duke, Spence Hall, Cabarrus, C. Johnson, 
Creecy, E. Blount, Righton, Gregory, Dauge, Sawyer, Grandy, 
Payne, Bowman, J. Thompson, Ramsey, Gerrard, J. Rice, R. Ewing, 
Moimtflorence, Dobbins, E. Phillips, T. Blount, J. Hilliard, Fort, 
Sherrod, Christmass, E. Taylor, D. Rice, J. Reddick, J. Baker, J. 
Sherier, Outlaw:, J. Allison, L. Long, J. B. Ashe, Quails, Whitaker, 
T. Wynns, R. Montgomery, H. Murfree, H. Hill, H. Baker, J. Ebom, 
J. Watson, J. Alderson, Peters, Henderson, J. Hunt, J. White, S. 
Smith, H. Bryan, Handy, F. Harget, Whitty, J. H. Bryan, J. John- 
ston, A- Osbom, Brevard, Matthews, J. Nesbit^ Caldwell (I.), J. 
Moore, W. M'Laine, Caruth, J. Stewart, W. Williams, Mayo, Gra- 
ham, W. Johnston, J. Turner, Tindall, D. Nesbit, J. Crump, J. Ben- 
ford, Tarver, S. Peete, Vick, Mames, Bonds, M. Griffin, Sneed, 
Spicer, J. Christmass, Everegain, J. Swan, Banks, D. Davis, J. Skin-* 
ner, B. Perry, Sutton, W. Blount^ S. Allen, J. Armstrong, S. Simp- 
son, B. Bell, Gathier, Stokes, Chambers, R. Wood, N. Sneed, E. Wil- 
liams, Holland, R Lewis, W. Johnson, J. Willis, E. Barnes, Nv 
Brown, J. Cade, Alford, J. Winston, Lorell, G. Houser, Rhea, J. 
Martin, Spiller, D. Smith, D. Wilson, E. Douglass, J. Overton, J. 
Montgomery, Drew, T. Johnston, Menees, T. Stewart, H. William- 
son, J. Frazicr, S. Spruill, S. Chesson, L. Carter, Love, Blair, Greer,. 
B. Hawkins, P. Hawkins, S. Green, M'Kinnie, Jemigan, Handley, 
J. Lane, T. Hines, H. Lane, W. Hayes, S. Bright, B. Sheppard, W. 



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Laaeeter, E. Ohesson, W. Bailey, T. Hirnter, J. Steele, S. Benton, 
Davie, Mare, Guion, W. H. Hill, Abbott, J. Jasper, A. Ellison, J. 
Dickson, W. Portei^l96. 

Nays — ^Messieurs, Spencer, May, Lord, D. Stewart, Gaitier, T. 
Brown, J. M'Dowall, T. Williams, J. Moore, Wommack, Dickins, R. 
Edwards, J. Gillespie, R. Dickson, Watkins, Kenan, H. Hill, Hamil- 
ton, Gowdy, D. Gillespie, J. Gillespie, Mitchell, Person, Yancey, 
Bennett, R Alexander, M'Intosh, M'Leod, Z. Wilson, J. Douglass, 
Phifer, J. Porter, Pride, Peebles, Bloodworth, J. G. Scull, Huske, 
J. A. Campbell, Mebane, Perkins, Strudwick, J. Hodge, G. H. 
Berger, Lock, Z. Wood, A. Watson, M'Farland, Harragan, Bethell, 
Gallaway, Clark, A. Phillips, Dabney, G. Edwards, Bostick, Nash, 
J. Scott, Clinton, J. Thompson, H. Holmes, W. King, W. Hawkins, 
T. Christmass, Mooring, Cogdell, B. Sanders, J. Brown, W. Lenoir, 
J. Herndon, B. Jones, W. Nail, C. D. Doud, Caldwell (G.), Graves, 
Pearsall, W. Martin, W. Robinson. — 11. 

On a motion made by Mr. Davie, and seconded by Mr. Mountflor- 
ence. 

Resolved, That the President of this Convention, l)e and he is 
hereby directed to transmit to the President of the United States of 
America, a copy of the ratification of this State of the Constitution 
proposed for the government of the United States of America. 

It was moved by Mr. Gallaway, and seconded by Mr. J. M'Dowall, 
that the Convention enter the following resolutions, to-wit: 

Resolved, That it be recommended to the General Assembly of 
this State to make application to Congress, and endeavour to obtain 
the following amendments to the Constitution for the future govern- 
ment of the United States, agreeable to the second mode proposed 
by the fifth article of the said Constitution, which when ratified 
agreeable to said article to become a part of the Constitution ; and 
that the Executive of this State be directed to transmit a copy of 
the said amendments to each of the United States. 

AMENDMENTS. 

That Congress shall not alter, modify or interfere in the times, 
places or manner of holding elections for Senators and Representa- 
tives, or either of them, except when the T>egislature of any State 
£»hall neglect, refuse, or be disabled by invasion or rebellion, to pre- 
scribe the same. 
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When Congress shall lay direct taxes, they shall immediately in- 
form the Executive power of each State of the quota of such State 
according to the census herein directed, which is proposed to be 
hereby raised ; and if the Legislature of any State shall pass a law 
which shall be effectual for raising such quota at the time required 
by the Congress, that they Congress shall not collect the same in such 
State. 

That Congress shall not directly or indirectly, either by themselves 
or through the Judiciary, interfere with any one of the States in 
the redemption of paper money already emitted and now in circular 
tion, or in liquidating and discharging the public securities of any 
one of the States ; but each and every State shall have the executive 
right of making sudi laws and regulations for the above purposes as 
they shall think proper. 

That Congress shall not introduce foreign troops into the United 
States without the consent of two-thirds of the members present of 
both Housea 

That no treaties which shall be directly opposed to the existing laws 
of the United States in Congress assembled, shall be valid, until 
such laws shall be repealed or made conformable to such treaty ; nor 
shall any treaty be valid which is contradictory to the Constitution 
of the United States. 

This resolution was objected to by Mr. Stokes ; the question being 
put, 'Will the Convention adopt the resolution proposed by Mr. 
Gallaway ?" was negatived. 

Ordered, That the resolution proposed by Mr. Gallaway, and the 
amendments to the Constitution or plan of government, be referred 
to a committee; and that the committee prepare and lay before the 
Convention such aniendments to be made to the Constitu'Hon as they 
may deem necessary. That for this purpose Mr. Davie, Mr. B. 
Smith, Mr. Gallaway, Mr. Bloodworth, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Spencer and 
Mr. Hay be a committee. 

Ordered, That Mr. Hackney, Mr. Marnes, Mr. D. Nesbitt, Mr. 
Jameson, Mr. Green, and Mr. Clark, have leave to absent themselves 
from the service of this Convention after this day. 

Ain ordinance to enable the freemen of the town of Fayetteville to 
elect a member to represent the said town on the same terms with 
the other towns in this State, was read and passed. The passage of 
this ordinance was objected to by Mr. John G. Blount, and on the 
question, "Shall this ordinance pass ?" the yeas and nays were called 



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for by Mr.*Blount, and seconded by Mr. Hamilton, which are as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

Yeas — 136; Naysr— 68. 

The Convention adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock 



Monday, November 28, 1789. 

Met according to adjournment 

On a motion made by Mr. Davie, and seconded by Mr. Blount^ 
Resolved, That Messieurs Hodge & Wills, Public Printersi, be ap- 
pointed to print the Journals of this Convention, and transmit them 
to the several counties with the laws and journals of the present 
session of Assembly; and that they be allowed for this service the 
sum of thirty-five pound& 

Mr. George Ledbetter, one of the members for Rutherford county, 
appeared and took his seat. 

Mr. Gallaway, from the committee appointed to prepare and draw 
up amendments to be proposed by the Constitution or form of gov- 
ernment of the UnitedStates, reported the following: 

Resolved unanimously, That it be recommended and enjoined on 
the Representatives of this State in Congress assembled to make 
application to Congress, and endeavor to obtain the following amend- 
ments to the Constitution for the future government of the United 
States^ agreeable to the second mode proposed by the fith article of 
the said constitution; whidi, when ratified agreeable to the said 
article^ shall become a part of the constitution ; and that the Execu- 
tive of this State be directed to transmit a copy of the said amend- 
ments to each of the United States. 

AMBNDMSlSrTS. 

I. That Congress shall not alter, modify, or interfere in the 
times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Rep- 
resentatives, or either of them, except when the Legislature of any 
State shall n^lect, refuse, or be disabled by invasion or rebellion 
to prescribe the same, or in case when the provision made by the 
State is so imperfect as that no consequent election is had. 

n. That Congress shall not, directly or indirectiy, either by 
themselvee or through the Judiciary, interfere with any one of the 
States in the redemption of paper money already emitted and now 
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ties of any one of the States; but each and every StatS shall have 
the exclusive right of making such laws and regulations for the above 
purposes, as they shall think proper. 

III. That the members of the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives shall be ineligible to and incapable of holding any civil office 
under the authority of the United States during the time for which 
they shall respectively be elected. 

IV. That the journals of the proceedings of the Senate and 
House of Representatives shall be published at least once in every 
year, except such parts thereof relating to treaties, alliances, or mili- 
tary operationss as in their judgment require secrecy. 

V. That a regular statement and account of the receipts and ex- 
penditures of all public monies shall be published at least once in 
every year. 

VI. That no navigation law, or law r^ulating commerce, shall 
be passed, without the consent of two-thirds of the members present 
in both Houses. 

VII. That no soldier shall be enlisted for any longer term than 
four years, except in time of war, and then for no longer term than 
the continuance of the war. 

VIII. That some tribunal, other than the Senate, be provided 
for trying impeachments of Senators. 

JAMES GALLAWAY, Ch. 

Resolved, That the Convention do concur with this report 
Resolved unanimously. That the thanks of this Convention be 
given to his Excellency Samuel Johnston, Esq., President, and the 
Honourable Charles Johnston, Esq., Vice-President of this Conven- 
tion, for their able and faithful service in the arduous discharge 
of their duty as President and Vice-President. 

SAMUEL JOHNSTON, President. 
By order, J. Hunt^ Secretary^ 

An Ordinance to enable the Freemen of the Town of Fayetteville 
to elect a member to represent the said Town, on the same Terms 
with the otlier Towns in this State. 

Whereas it hath been recommended by the General Assembly to 
this Convention, to consider the propriety of allowing the town of 
Fayetteville a member to represent the said town, on the same terms 
with the other towns in thi^ State ; and this Convention in considera- 



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tion of the aame, deeming it consistent with the justice tod policy 
of the State, that the said town of Fayetteville should be represented 
as other district towns of this State: Be it therefore ordained and 
declared, by the Representatives of the State of North Carolina in 
Convention assetnbledj and it is hereby ordained and declared, by the 
Representatives of the State of North Carolina in Convention assenv- 
hied, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same. That 
the said town shall and may be represented. 

And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid. That thia 
ordinance shall be held and taken, to all intents and purposes, as part 
of the Constitution of this State. 

Done in Convention, the 22d of November, Anno Dom. 1789. 

SAMUEL JOHNSTON, President. 

By order, J. Hunt, Secretary. 



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[The following supplies the conclusion of this Journal which was omitted in 
Vol. 20, at p. 6d9.— Ed.] 



The several bills passed into laws by a final reading in each house, 
were now called for and ratified; which being done, it was^ on mo- 
tion of Mr. Gallaway, 

Resolved, unanimously, That the thanks of this house be presented 
to the Hon. Alexander Martin, Esq., Speaker thereof, for his dili- 
gent and unwearied attention to public business during the present 
session. 

The business of the session being dosed, the house adjourned with- 
out day. 

ALEXAITOER MAHTIN, S. S. 

By order, S. Haywood, 0. 8. 



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NORTH CAROLINA REVOLUTIONARY PENSIONERS UN- 
DER THE ACTS OF 1818 AND 1832, AS REPORTED 
BY SECRETARY OF STATE TO CONGRESS IN 1835. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Adcock, Joshua 

Apple, Daniel 

AUlBon, Bnrch 

AUen, John ; . 

Anderson, James, (Dec'd) 

Alexander, Stephen 

Alexander, William 

Amoe, John 

Allen, Benjamin 

Archer, Evans 

Allgood, William 

Albrisht, Henry 

Adklns, William, Senr 

Allen, Richard 

Ansley, Jesse 

Arnold, Reuben 

Aostin, Benjamin 

Alexander, Abram 

Arnold, Solomon 

Amey, Christian 

Allen, Bartlett 

Adams, James 

Alfln WilUam 

Avery, John 

Adams, Philip 

Alexander, James 

Arnold, Hezekiah 

Armstrong, Matthew 

Anders, James 

Addlngton, William 

Arrand, Peter 

Adams, Bryant 

Allen or Alston, Joseph, J. 

Annlstead, Westwood 

Adams, Jeremiah 

Ahart, Jacob 

Andrews, Hugh. . . .« 

Abemathy, Robert 

Albright, William 

Allen, Paul 

Alexander, Samuel , 

Atkinson, Amos... 

AUen, Vincent 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 

Lieutenant and Captain. 
Captain of Infantry and Cavalry. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 
Private. 

Private and Captain. 
Private. 

Private, Artillery and Infantry. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Corporal. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
• Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Privata 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 

Private and Bnsign. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 



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North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — ^Continued. 



NAME. 



AnderBon, John 

Alexander, Charles . 
Alexander, Thomas. 
Anderson, Greorge. . . 

Askew, William 

Alley, Shadrlck 

Arthur, Richard, . . . 

Allen, George 

Angel, John 

Allen, William 

Arwood, John 

Almond, Nathan 

Anthony, James 

Allen, Samuel 

Allison, James 

AUman, Edward 

Alexander, Isaac 

Anderson, William. . 
Alexander, James . . . 



Brooks, John 

Bradshaw, Robert, Dec'd 

Brown, Robert, Dec'd 

Bryan, Hardy, Dec'd 

Burton, Robert 

Badget, William 

Bynim, Jacob 

Byrum, Lawrence 

Brown, James 

Bell, Richard 

Brown, William 

Buck, Isaac 

Ballow, Stephen 

Boston, Andrew 

Barmer, John 

Bentley, Thomas 

Blanton, James 

Bird, Bonner 

Brady, James 

Bailey, John, Dec'd 

Bright, Simon, Dec'd 

Brookshire, Mannering, Dec'd . 

Brasfleld, John 

Bertie, John 

Bamble, Hackett 

Brewer, William 



RANK. 



Private. 




Private, 


Infantry and Cavalry. 


Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Cvalry, 


[nfantry and Sergeant. 


Cvalry, 


Infantry and Sergeant 


Private. 




Private. 




Private, 


Infantry and Cavalry. 


Private and Commissary. 


Private, 


.Infantry and Cavalry. 


Private. 




Private 


and Sergeant 


Private. 




Private. 




S 

Private. 




Private. 




Private. 






Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Private 


(of Cavalry.) 


Private. 




Private, 


(Cavalry and Infantry.) 


Private (of Cavalry). 


Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Private. 


• 


Private. 




Private 


(Infantry and Cavalry). 


Private and Sergeant 


Private and Corporal 


Private. 




Private. 




Lieutenant of Cavalry. 


Private. 




Private. 




Private. 




Private. 





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North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



Bowles, Benjamin 

Baker, Isaac 

Barr, Isaac 

Butler, Jethro 

Barrott, Peter 

Baswell, William 

Benton, Elkanah 

Boyd, Daniel 

Bartholomew, John 

Barham, Hartwell 

Bryan, Reuben 

Barrington, Joseph Billings . 

Burch, William 

Bletcher, Jacob 

Bailey, Stephen 

Bartlett, Haston 

Baker, John 

Browning, Francis 

Bledsoe, Lewis 

Brown, Elijah 

Browning, Levi 

Bums, James 

Billings, Jasper 

Beck, William 

Bushee, Ck>nsider 

Ball, Hosea 

Brown, Amos 

Biles, Thomas 

Browning, Robert 

Bowman, Sherwood 

Bryan, Robert 

Barnes, Burwell 

Braswell, Jacob 

Ball, Joshua 

Bradley, Burrell 

Bowen, Bracey 

Bullock, Charles 

Bryant, Thomas 

Bell, James 

Bilbry, Nathaniel 

Blake, Thomas 

Bevan, WHlliam 

Bell, Richard 

Brewington, Joshua, Dec'd. 

Bradshaw, Jonas. 

Ball, Daniel 

Banks, Peter 

Berry, Robert.. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Ck>rporal. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

private. » 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Corporal. 

Private and Ensign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Artillery. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 



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North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Contiauod. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Bradley, Qeorge W 

Bradford, James # . 

Barber, William 

BuUard, Thomas 

Beaver, Jeremiah 

Black, Ezekiel 

Babb, Christopher 

Bright, Simon 

Brotherton, Thomas 

Bell, Samuel 

Boston, Jacob 

Bryant, Jesse 

Burris, Solomon 

Branch, Burrell 

Brown, Jesse 

Bonner, John i 

Burton, William H 

Burgess, John 

Britton, Michael 

Butler, John. 

Beaty, David 

Bamett, Charles 

Bray, David 

Boon, John 

Brock, Bezzant 

B., George 

Bean, Jesse 

Bridges, Joseph 

Blake, Joshua 

Brittain, WUllam 

Benson, Thomas 

Broadway, Samuel 

Beck, John 

Brinson, Hillary 

Bamett, Thomas 

Bondy, John 

Boswell, Reuben 

Barrett, William 

Barrett, Jonathan 

Barrett, Isaac 

Bankston, Andrew 

Brooks, William 

Blackwelder, Charles 

Balthrop, Augustine 

Boon, Raeford 

Bowers, Brittain 

Blackwelder, Isaac 

Brooks, James 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Ensign. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Lieutenant and Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 



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North Cabolina Rbvolutionaby Pbnsiokbrs — Oontinued. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Benton, Job 

Brown, WiUis 

Barker, David 

Brookshlre, William. 

Bowels, Thomas 

Bryson, Daniel 

Boon, Lewis 

Boney, Daniel 

Brown, Joseph 

Bibble, Solomon 

Byrd, Thomas 

Bingham, Joseph.... 

Blalock, John 

Bryan, John 

Bmrow, Dobson 

BeviUe, Robert 

Beck, John, Dec'd. . . . 
Bryan, William, Dec'd 
Blackwell, Thomas. . . 

Bailey, Noah 

Brookes, Jonathan... 
Banner, Benjamin... 

Barker, David 

Badget Peter 

Banner, Joseph 

Banner, Ephraim 

Binkley, Frederick... 

Boykin, John 

Brooks, William 

Benson, John 

Bamhardt, George. . 
Braswell, Richard... 

Barnes, Chesley 

Blevlns, Nathan 

Boyt, Jacob B 

Bastain, Andrew 

Blue, John 

Bolick, Gasper 

Baldwin, John 

Bnmhill, Henry 

Boatwright, Samuel.. 

Berry, Andrew 

Bell, Benjamin 

Byrum, James 

Ballance, Leven 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. # 

Private, Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Ensign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



Cheshire, Richard^ 

Cockerham, David . 

Coulter, Martin 

Cummlng, William 

Carrington, Oeorge 

Costen, Stephen 

Chinn, Perry 

Campbell, George. . 

Clark, James 

Clements, Cornelius... 

Currey, Hugh 

Carter, James 

Capps, William 

Chapman, Nicholas 

Chapel, Samuel 

Carson, John, Dec'd... 

Cate, Robert 

Combs, George 

Chatham, John 

Cox, John 

Carmlcal, Duncan 

Clark, Isaac 

Childers, Miller 

Cassel, Thomas 

Co wen, Joseph 

Crabb, Jarrott 

Coggin, Robert 

Carter, Landon 

Crysel, Jeremiah 

Carmack, John 

Carter, Henry 

Cathey, Alexander 

Cook, Bdward 

Carroll, William 

Carrell, James 

Carter, Josiah, Sr 

Cox, Benjamin 

dark, Lee 

Cole, Job 

Collins, James 

Clark, Nathaniel 

Cook, Christopher 

Creemer, James, Sen'r. 

Cox, James 

Curry, John 

Craddick, Bleazer 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Quarter Master Sergeant. 

Private (Infantry and Cavalry). 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private (Infantry and Cavalry). 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private and Ensign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 



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North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



Crabtree, William 

Cheek, James 

Cavln, John 

Clasrton, Coleman 

Clayton, John 

Costner, Thomas 

Crump, Conrad 

Cameron, John 

Carr, Moses 

Cutts, William, Sen'r 

Clodfelter, George 

Clontz, George 

Collins, James 

Cartwright, Joseph 

Cole, Joseph 

Conner, James 

Carlton, David 

Coson, John 

Crane, William 

Crowell, George, Sen'r 

Congers, Bphraim 

Corbett, John 

Carver, William, Sen'r.... 

Cook, Robert 

Chapman, Joseph 

Clontz, Jeremiah 

Coleman, Theophilus 

Carr, William 

Cashon, Burwell 

Cashon, Thomas 

Christmas, Richard 

Culberson, Willliam, Sen'r. 

Cain, James, Sen'r 

Cooper, William 

Carrothers, John 

Clemmons, John 

Collins, Samuel 

Church, John 

Church, Amos 

Campbell, John 

Carroll, Benjamin 

Cross, Joseph 

Com, Peter John, 

Crittendin, William 

Caldwell, James 

Castle, Samuel 

Childress, WiiMam, Dec'd. . 
Cunningham, George 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Qr. Master. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Artillery. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 



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NAMB. 



Cash, Peter 

Clements, Benjamin 

Campbell, Thomas 

Cockerham, Daniel 

Cummings, Thomas. . . . , 

Carson, Andrew 

Cock, Charles 

Clapp, Ludwlck 

Carpenter, Isaac , 

Carrigan, William 

Caldwell, Samuel 

Candel, Absalom 

Cason, John 

Crawford, Peter 

Carter, Thomas 

Crawley, William 

Curtis, Jonathan 

Clifton, William 

Casey, William 

Clarke, John 

Cunningham, Jeremiah. 

Cline, Michael 

Carter, Bphraim 

Cooper, Sterling , 

Campen, Joseph, Sen'r. . 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Artillery. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



I> 



Daniel, Christopher. 

Dalton, William 

Davis, Robert 

Deaver, William 

Dollar, William 

Duke, James 

DoUey, John 

Deal, Jacob 

Dollar, James 

Davis, Simon 

Davis, David, Dec'd. 

Drury, Henry 

Dickson, John , 

Dickson, Joel 

Dickson, Joseph 

Duncan, Gtoorge 

Denton, John 

Decone, Edward 

Davis, Cyrus 

Dickens, Thomas 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 



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63 



NoKTH Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — ^Continued. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Danner, Frederick. . . . . . r 

Dllday, Joseph 

Dollars, Elijah , 

Daniel, Buckner 

Davis, Edward , 

Dayis, Isham 

Devane, James 

Duckworth, John , 

Davis, Clement 

Dlshon (alias Deshong), Lewis. 

Drake, Richard 

Dlckerson, Isham 

Davis, Josiah 

DlUen, Benjamin 

Davis, Samuel 

Dunn, Nicholas 

Downing, James 

Depriest, William 

Dobson, Joseph. 

Davis, Francis 

Davis, Thomas 

Dewise, Hezekiah 

Drake, William 

Downes, Thomas 

Downey, Patrick 

Dickson, John 

Dollar, Jonathan 

Dalton, Thomas 

Dedmon, Mark 

Deveney, Aaron 

Davis, Sampson 

Durham, James 

Duke, William 

Davis, William 

Davis, Charles 

Dail, John 

Dildey, Amos 

Darrach, John 

Duke, Hardeman 

Duke, William 

Decoine, Edward 

Donnell, Daniel 

Dowtin, John 

Davis, Burrell 

Denney, Joseph 

Donnell, Andrew 

Demeson, Joseph 

Davis, John 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Lieutenant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private and Lieutenant Major. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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North Carolina Rbvolutionary Pensioners — Ciontiaued. 



NAMB. 



Delap, Henry* Sr... 

Drum, Philip 

Davenport, William. 

Dickey, David 

Dicken, William 

Dobbins, James 

Davis, James, Sen'r. 

Damall, Joseph 

Dawklns, John 

Drew, Solomon 

Drew, Joshua 

Dill, John 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



Evans, BHsha, Sen'r 

Edleman, Peter 

Bpps, John 

Elms, Charles, Dec'd 

Emery, William, Dec'd 

Emerson, Henry 

Ellis, Robert 

Evans, Reuben 

Edwards, David 

Eggers, Landrlcee 

Easly, Daniel 

Etchison, Edmund 

Everhart, Peter 

Edmundson, William 

Easly, Daniel 

Ellis, Michael 

Edwards, Benjamin 

Everitt, Thomas 

Evans, Samuel 

Eller, John M 

Elfand, John 

Elmore, William 

Ellison, John 

Eaton, Christopher 

Everitt, Nathaniel 

Erwin, William 

Ellington, Daniel 

Esslg (alias Essick or Essix), Joseph. 

Elliott, John 

Espey, Samuel 

Earp, Abednego 



Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Fifer. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Indian Spy. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private, Corporal and Captain. 

Private. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



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North Cabolwa Rbvolutiokaey Pbnbionabs — Coutinued. 



JUkMB. 



Foster, Anthony 

Forney, Abraham 

Porrer, Henry 

Fort, Turner. 

Fort, Sherwood 

Frost and Snow 

Fergus, John , 

Fountain, Boloman 

Felmott, Dorus 

FOX, Francis 

Fllnn, John 

Foster, Edmund 

Forehand, David , 

Freeman, William 

Forbes, Hugh 

Farrell, William , 

Fletcher, Thomacr 

Fuller, Alexander 

Ferebee, Samuel 

Ferrell, Gabriel , 

Fooshee, John 

Frazer, Sowell 

Fox, John, Sen'r , 

Farrar, Nathaniel 

Forrest, William 

Forney, Peter 

Fry, Nicholas 

Frederick, Felix, Dec'd. 
Fight, Conrad, Dec'd. . . 
Frey, Philip M., Dec*d. . 

FOrster, Thomas 

Fuller, Arthur 

Findley, John , 

Ferrell, John 

Fears, Thomas 

Fields, John 

FOwler, John 

Findley, James 

Fitzgerald, William 

Findley, Charles 

French, Liafford 

Fortune, William...... 

FOrd, William 

Fulford, James 

Fennel, Joseph 

Foecue, Frederick 

22 -.5 



RANK. 



Private and Sergeant 

Private, Sergeant and Captain. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Musician. 

Private. 

Wagon Master of Inf. 'and Caif^y. 

Privata 

•Privata 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Privata 

Privata 

Privata 

Private. 

Privata 

Private. 

Private and Bnsign. 

Private. 

Private and Lieutenant. 

Private. 

Privata 

Privata 

Privata 

Privata 

Private. 

Privata 

Private. 

Drummer. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Sergeant. 

Privata 

Private. 

Private. 

Privata 

Private of Cavalry. 

Privata 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, 



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STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pbnsionbrs — Continued. 



NAMB. 



Fletcher, Reuben 

Forrester, James 

Fulp, Michael. Sen'r. 
Fulford« Stephen. . . . 

Falls, William 

Fulton, David 

Felyaw, Stephen 

Fritts, QeoTge 

Frenister, William . . 

Faile, Dixon 

Fleming, Allison. . . . 
Forbes, Joseph 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



O 



Oreen, Jesse 

Ounn, Starling 

Godsey, William 

Green, John 

Oreen, Qeorge 

Orifflth, Isaac 

Oracey, Robert 

Gilbreath, Alexander... 

Griffin, Richard 

Godwin, Pierce , 

Garret, William 

Gaster, Jacob 

Going, William 

Gaines, James, Sen'r. . . 

Gulley, John, Dec'd 

Gibson, Thomas, Dec'd. 

Gouch, Rowland , 

Gregory, Abraham 

Griffin, John 

Grigsby, Moses 

Gatten, Jesse 

Gregory, Thomas 

Glanden, Major 

Gerock, Samuel , 

Guilford, Joseph 

Graham, James 

Good, Solomon 

Gray, James 

Graham, Joseph 

Gilreath, William 

Gragg, William 

Gimston, James 

Garrls, Bedford ,.. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergt., Adjt, Capt and Major. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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North Carolina Rbvolutionary Pbnsionbrs — Continued. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Griffith, Zaddock 

Goodwin, Robinson 

Giiffls, Reuben 

Going, Edward 

Grice, William 

Griffin, Thomas , 

Ganey, William 

Glasgow, Lemuel 

Guy, James 

Graham, William 

Goss, Jacob 

Goff, Samuel 

Godby (alias Godley), Qeorge, 

Giyens, Samuel 

Griggs, Charles 

Goodwin, John 

Gibbs, John , 

Green, Dayid , 

Gudger, William 

Gurganus, Reuben 

Gargls, Job 

Green, William , 

Grider, Job 

Gillespie, James , 

Gatewood, Dudley , 

Green, Jeremiah 

Gardner, John , 

Graham, John , 

Gann, Samuel, Sen'r 

Goodwin, Samuel 

Graves, Richard 

Grear, Thomas 

Gordon, James 

Gibson, Joseph 

Gregory, William , 

Gardner, Blias , 

Grisham, James, Sen'r 

Glasgow, Richard 

Gabriel, James 

Garriss, Henry 

Goodson, Joshua 

Gilliam, John 

Guy, William 

Grant, John 

Gettls, Alexander , 



Private. 

Private. 

Private of Artillery. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Colonel. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 



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m 



STATE lOECORDS. 



No&TH 'Ca-kouina Rbvoltjtionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



Hilsabeck, Jacob. , 

Hays, Edmund 

Hickman, Edwin 

HilUard, Thomas. 

Hatch, Alexander 

Harmon, John 

Hair, David 

Holeman, Yancy 

Hammond, John 

Hood, Charles 

Holdway, Henry 

Harris, William 

Hickman, Jacob 

Harris, Jesse 

Harrison, John, 2nd 

Harrison, William 

Hayes, Thomas 

Hall, John 

Hembree (alias Emery), Abraham. 

Hicks, Micajah 

Harrison, Joseph , 

Hart, James * 

Hntchlns, Thomas 

Howard, Hardy 

Hall, Alexander 

Harris, Robin 

Hager, Simon 

Hall, William 

Halsey, Henry 

Halsey, Malchi 

Howell, John 

Hasty, James, Sen'r 

Hayles, Chapman 

Heathcock, James 

Hough, John 

Hooper, Absolam 

Horton, Zephaniah 

HanUle, William 

Holt, (George 

Hudgins, John 

Hay, William 

Hill, Abraham 

Hargis, Thomas 

Houston, James 

Hill, James 

Henry, James ,,,,.,.,.,.. 



RANK. 



Private of Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry -and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Lieutenant 

Private, 



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STATE RECOEDS. 



6» 



NoBTH Carolina Rsvolutionaey Psnsiombbs — ContiauecL 



NAMB. 



Hofner, Nicholas , 

Haney, Charles 

Harper, John , 

Hicks, Miles , 

Holmes, James , 

Hodge, Qeorge 

Howard, Wilson , 

Harrell, John 

Hamilton, Thomas 

Hodges, Joseph 

Haney, Robert 

Hair, Robert 

Hays, David 

Hoppis, Adam 

Highsmith, Moses 

Hopkins, William 

Howard, William 

Hinson, Charles 

Handcock, John 

Hammons, Benjamin 

Hnnter, Henry 

Hackney, Joseph 

Hastln, William 

Hanson, Daniel 

Hendrickson* Isaac 

Helm, John 

Hollinan, James 

Hagar, Simeon 

Haggard, John 

Hancock, Samuel 

Hope, Benjamin 

Homer, Qeorge 

Huddleston, Robert 

Haskins, James 

Hollings worth, Henry, Jr. , 
Hollings worth, Zebedee. . . 

Henry, Joseph 

Holland, WUliam 

Holly, Osborne 

Hawkins, Philemon, Dec'd, 

Hopkins, Isaac 

Hartman, Philip 

Hemdon, James 

Hopson, William 

Hudgins, James F 

Hart, James 

Hill, Reuben 

Hood, Reuben 



RANK. 



Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Captain 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Colonel. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 



Cavalry and Inteotrr* 

Cavalry and. Iniutry. 
of Cavalry. 

Infantry and* Cavalns. 



and liffutenant 



Infantry and CamUsy. 
Ensign and Ubautonant. 



and Ensign. 



Cavalry and Infantry, 
of Cavalry. 



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North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAMB. 



Hyde, William 

Hughes, John, Sen'r 

Hedgepeth, Abraham. . . . 

Howard, Allen 

Henderson, James 

Hodge, Alexander 

Headrlck, Peter 

Holland, James 

Holt, James 

Hise, Leonard 

Hipp, Valentine 

Harrell, Josiah 

Howard, Claiborne 

Henson, Blijah 

Hicks, Harris 

Hood, John 

Hawkins, Bphraim 

Hurley, Joshua 

Heame, Bbenezer 

Henry, John 

Harwood, James 

Hollingsworth, Stephen. 

Hester, Zachariah 

Hester, Benjamin 

HiU, Robert, Sen'r 

Hester, Thomas 

Hunt, Daniel 

Hutchinson, William 

Hartgrove, Howell 

Hawes, Ezekiel 

Hastings, Zachariah 

Hobbs, William 

• Harthsfleld, John 

Howrey, George 

Hamilton, James 

Harris, Fieldman 

Hughes, James 

High, Gardner 

Hunt, William 

Hoflner, Martin 

Hickman, Samuel 

Hill, Samuel 

Hunt, Berry 

Harrell, Kidder 

Hallo way, Taylor 

Hudspeth, Carter 

Hill, Joshua 

Homer, Thomas 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Lieutenant 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private, Corporal and Ensign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Ensign and Major. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 



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North Carolina Rbvolutionart Pknsionbrs — CoDtinued. 



NAMB. 


RANK. 


Herron, Allen 

Horn, Robert 


Private. 
Private. 



Idole, Jacob.... 
Ipock, Samuel.. 
Ingram, Edwin. 

Ives, John P 

Irwin, Thomas. 

Irly, John 

Irick, Abraham. 
Irvin, James. .. . 
Ives, Thomas. .. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private and Bnsign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



Jones, Musgrove 

Jean, Philip 

Jeffreys, John 

Jones, William 

James, Abner 

Johnston, Francis 

Jones, Francis 

Jones, Moses 

Johnson, Samuel, Dec'd. 

Johnson, Joseph , 

jeaUns, Charles 

Jacobs, Primus 

Jean, Nathan 

Jinks, Thomas 

Jones, Peter 

Jones, Britain 

Johnson, James 

Jones, Benjamin 

Johnston, George, Sr. . . . 

Johnston, Joseph 

Jones, Edmund 

Joiner, Moses 

Jones, Charles 

Jones, Thomas 

Jamison, Williams 

Jones, John 

Joiner, Thomas 

Jackson, William, Dec'd. 

Jackson, Isaac 

Jones, Edward 

Johnston, Robert 



Private. 

Private, Infiuitry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Lieutenant 

Captain of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Pri. of Inf. and Capt of Cav'y. 

Lieutenant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Corporal. 

Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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NoBTH Oaeolina REVOLUTIONARY PsNsiONBBS — Continued. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



Jean, William 

Jemlgan, George 

Johnson, Abram 

Jeannet, Ellas 

Jones, Blisha 

Jordan, Richard 

Jacobs, Zachariah. . . 
Johnson, William . . . 
Johnson, Alexander. 

Jester, James T 

JenkinSi, Thomas.... 
Jackson, Samuel.... 

Jaryis, Thomas 

Jenkins, William.... 
Johnson, William. . . 

Jones, Jessee 

Jenkins, Aaron 

Jones, Nicholas 

Jennings,, Jameft, . . . 



Private. 

PHyate and Lieutenant Drag'n. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Lieutenant 

Private. ~ 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 



k: 



Kiddq, John 

Kennedy, Thonm 

King, Henry 

King, John 

Keen, WUlikmv 

King, David 

King, Nathan 

Knox, Robert 

Kreger, George 

Kennire, Anthony 

Kea, Henry 

Killough, Samuel 

Knox, Benjamin 

Kennedy, Sherwood 

Karcher (alias Karraher), George... 

Kincaid, John 

Koonts, John 

Kincaid, Robert 

Kincaid, James 

Keel, Simon 

Knox, James 

King, Vincent 

Keon, John ' 

King, Thomas 

Knox, Samuel 

Kiher, George 

Kersey, James 



Private. 

Private^ 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Sergeant, Drummer and CorporaL 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



IS 



NoBTH Ca-kolina Rbvolutionart PBiraioNBits — Continued. 



NAME. 


RANK. 


Kerr, Robert 


PriTEte. 


K^ni) Ady, i>ayid 


Private. 


Knight, Henry 

Kinncalr, John 


Private. 
Private. 


Kensaul, John' 


Private. 



Limonds, Alexander 

Leonard, William 

Ledford, Peter, Sen'r 

Lint, Isaac 

LasBiten, Elijah 

Lee, James, Dec'd 

Lewis, Charles, Dec'd 

Leiper, Matthew, Dec'd 

Lloyd, WUliam, Dec'd 

Loughry, William 

Lyttle, Thomas, Dec'd 

Lane, John 

Lewis, WiUis 

Lomack, William 

Lock, John 

Love, Thomas 

Lovett, Joseph 

Lyon, Jacob 

Lewis, John 

Lomax, William 

Luck, John •. 

Love, John 

Latham, Noah 

Lackey, George 

Lashley, Barnabas 

Lipscomb, Archibald 

Lambreth, Moses 

Logan, Drury 

Lookebee, David 

Lewis, William 

Lumsden, John 

Lackey, Thomas 

Lindsey, David. 

Linton, Thomas 

Lednum, John 

Luckie, William 

Leib, Jonas 

Lindsay, Laban 

Lee, John 

Laqnlre, John 

Lee, Westbrook b 



Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant and Captaih. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Ensign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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NoBTH Carolina Rbvolutionaby Pbnsioners — Continued. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Ledbltter, Richard.... 

Long, Benjamin 

Lemonds, Robert 

Lashley, Howell , 

Love, Robert 

Lanning, John 

Lewis, William 

Lewis, James 

Lancaster, Henry 

Lawrence, John 

Lomax, William 

Leonard, Jacob 

Lewis, Thomas 

Lowe, Nathan 

Lasater, William 

Lasater, Abner 

Lumpkin, Joseph 

Langley, Miles, Dec'd. 
Lindsey, Walter, Dec'd, 

Lands, Ephraim 

Lewis, Aaron 

Lachenour, Jacob 

Lowe, Thomas 

Lachenonr, George 

Land, Reuben 

Lockhart, John... 

Lockerman, Jacob 

Laffoon, Nathaniel. 

Lee, Henry 

Larrimore, James 

Leman, John 

Lane, Daniel 

Lucas, William , 

Largent, James 

Leak, Walter 

Lewis, Daniel 

Lawson, Thomas 

Lock, James, Sen'r 

Langley, Shadrack 

Lewis, David , 

Laws, David 

Lynch, Elijah 

Lenoir, William 

Luther, Michael , 

Luther, George , 

Long, Gasper , 

Larkins, Benjamin 

Lewter, Hardy 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant and Lieutenant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Dragoon. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private, Sergeant and Corporal. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 



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76 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



McLellan, Daniel 

Marsh, William 

McCuister, Thomas 

Masters, Enoch 

May, Ludwick 

Money, John 

McBroom, Andrew 

McAllister, John 

McKinney, William 

Myrick, Moses 

Marshboume, Daniel 

Mitchell, David, Dec'd 

McDaniel, James, Dec'd. . . 
Montrose, Elijah, Dec'd. . . 
Mcintosh, Murdock, Dec'd. 
McNeill, Laucklin, Dec'd.. 
McNeill, Archibald, Dec'd. 

Munk, James 

Medlin, Shadrack 

Moore, James 

Mainor, Josiah 

Moony, William 

McDaniel, Arthur 

Maples, Marmaduke 

Marshall, Isaac 

Manley, Moses 

Manuel, Jesse 

Main, Henry 

Matthews, James 

Matlock, John 

Munday, Jeremiah 

Mason, Patrick 

Martin, Robert 

Mitchell, Jacob 

Mitchell, George 

Morris, Micajah 

Mayes, William 

McKeithan, John 

Morgan, Richard 

Mulikin, Lewis 

Monroe, Oeorge 

McKee, Alexander 

McNatt, James 

McKay, Edward 

Marcum, Thomas 

Morgan, William 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 

private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Drummer. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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7jff 



STATE: KECOSDa 



NoBTH Carounx Rbvolutionaiit Pbnbionbrb^— Oontmued.. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



MftrHII , Jolm . . 

Myers, John 

McLeod, Robert 

Matthews, Hardy 

Mallard, Lawson 

Merritt, WiUlam 

Mabry, David 

McClellan, Malcolm... 

Morrison, Morris 

McPeters, Jonathan . . 
MuBselwhlte, Nathan. 
Musselwhlte, Mlllen. . 

Merrll, Daniel 

McCuUock, James.... 

Mays, Benjamin 

Morrison, John 

Mebane, John 

Malpass, James 

Mason, William 

McPherson, Matthew. 

Medaris, Masy G 

Mitchell, James 

Mayhew, John 

Moore, Alexander 

McNeely, John 

Morgan, Nathan 

Miller, Philip 

Merrltt, Shadrach 

Marshall, Pumell 

MlUer, John 

Marshall, Jesse 

Monteath, Samuel.... 

May, William 

Medford, James 

Merrltt, Daniel ^. 

Mills, Jesse 

McLaughlin, John 

Moore, Daniel, Sen'r. . 

Mullvee, John 

Mills, John 

McCurdy, Archibald.. 

Mahanes, Tapley 

Moore, William 

Moore, John 

Martin, Klnchen 

Mayhew, William 

Monroe, Malcolm 

Morris, William 



Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 



Infantry and Cavalry^ 



Infantry and Cavalry. 



and Captain. 



Cavalry and Infantry. 



Infantry and Cavalry. 
Infantry and Cavalry. 

and Lieutenant, 
and Captain. 

of Cavalry.. 



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:fiTATE RECOJKDB. 



77 



North CAROLifTA Revolution aky Pbnsionbbs — Con tinned. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



Mizell, WiUiam 

Maib, John, Senr 

Menlos, Frederick 

Martindale, Samuel 

Merrill, Benjamin 

Marlar, John 

McClewer, Richard 

McLadden, Alexander 

Mitchell, Nazareth 

McLeary, Michael 

Moore, James, Sr 

Mills, Muunon 

Metcalf, Danga 

Metcalf, Warner 

MasBey, John 

Martin, Samuel 

Murphy, James 

McWhorter, George 

Miles, Narby 

Matthews, Giles 

McMennamy, William 

McLeod, William 

Murrel, Merrit 

MiUer, Jacob 

Moore, William 

Murphy, Hugh 

Mason, Philip 

McCullen, Bryan 

Mendenhall, Nathan 

Martin, Bphraim f 

Mann, Nathan 

May, Thomas 

McGuire, Patrick 

McNeill, Hector 

Mabrey, Matthew 

Morgan, James 

Murrill, George 

Minnis, John 

McCorkle, Archibald 

McFalls, Arthur 

McEller, John 

Maybin, Mathew 

Mathis, AHliur 

Miller, George, Dec'd 

McDonald, James, Dec'd . . . <. 

Martin, Jacob 

McSwain, William, Dec'd 

Matthefwe, 7(^n, Beb'd 



Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, lieutenant 40id Capttttn. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

J>rivate. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 

Priyete. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

•Private. 

•Private. 

Private and Sergeant 

•Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Dragoon. 

Private. 

Private. 

Corporal. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners— Continued. 



NAMB. 



Martin, James 

Montgomery, John 

Marion, Bartholomew.., 

May, John 

McGee Harmon , 

McCuIlock, Duncan 

McMulline, John 

Martin, Richard 

Medley, Bryant 

Matkins, John 

Manuel, Christopher.... 

McBride, John 

Maxwell, William , 

McClure, Thomas , 

McBride, Josiah. 

McLane, Joseph 

Morton, Josiah , 

Merrett, Daniel 

Montgomery, David 

Marshall, Benjamin. 

Maidere, Lawrence, Sr. 

Moring, John , 

McCubbin, Nicholas 

Miller, Jacob, Dec'd 

Murphy, Daniel 

Messer, Jeremiah , 

McCain, John 

Murray, James , 



RANK. 



Colonel. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant and Ensign. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private and Musician. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant, Ensign and Lieut 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



PT 



Nothem,, Joseph 

Nix, Qeorge 

Nichleston, James... 

Nowell, Josiah 

Nailor, Joshua 

Newsome, Jacob 

Neese, George 

Nolen, Eizekiel 

Nance, James, Sen'r. 

Nicholson, John 

Nelson, Giles 

Nease, George 

Nichols, Joel 

Nobles, John 

Nease, Martin 

Neill, Gilbraith 

Nunnery, Amos 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Flfer. 

Private and Lieutenant. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant 

Private, Cavalry and Intentry. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



79 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pbnbionbrs — Continued. 



NAMB. 



RANK. 



Nelson, Samuel 

New, William 

Nelson, Edward 

Nash, Michael 

Norwood, John 

Norvlll, Enos 

Norton, Isham, Sen'r 

Newton, Benjamin, Dec'd. 



Overton, Jonathan... 

Ownby, James 

Oliver, James, Dec'd. 

Osbom, Jesse 

Overton, Samuel 

Overton, James 

Odom, James 

Orr, James 

Osbom, Jonathan 

Oliver, George 

Owen, Shadrach 

Osbom, Stephen 

O'Merry, Jaoob 

O'Brien, William.... 
O'Bryan, Tillotson... 
Odom, Jethro 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Lieutenant 



O 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



Pettaway, Micajah 

Poplin, George 

Pope, mchard 

Pippin, Richard 

Patton,^ Samuel 

Pyron, William.. 

Payne, Thomas 

Previtt, John, Dec'd.. 

Powell, John 

Phillips, Adam 

Parks, Samuel, Dec'd. 
Palmer, Jesse, Dec'd . . 

Pettiford, Drury 

Philips, Mark 

Pettiford, WUliam.... 

Petit, Gideon 

Pratt, Zebulon 

Patterson, Tilman.... 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Rkvolutionart Pknsionbrs — Continued. 



NAMB. 



Pafford, William 

Privet, John 

Pennlnger, Martin. . . 

Pettiford, George 

Peterson, James 

Paylor, William 

Powers, Ephraim 

Parker, William 

Parham, Thomas. . . . 

Powell, Abner 

Phillips, irby 

Potter, William 

Piper, John 

Pendleton, Hiram 

Perkins, William 

Poplin, William 

Powell, Lewis 

Parson, Joseph 

Pharis, Samuel 

Page, John 

Pittman, Joseph 

Petit, Henry, Sen*r,. 

Price, Thomas 

Peterson, John 

Pope, Jeremiah 

Parker, Humphrey. . . 

Parker, John 

Poyner, Thomas 

Parrot, Reuben 

Palmer, Bdmond 

Parker, Elisha 

Parker, Kidar 

Palmer, William 

Prestwood, Jonathan. 

Presnell, John 

Patterson, James 

Pridgeon, Francis 

Phillips, John 

Patterson, Thomas.. 

Pyatt, Joseph 

Plummer, Richard. . . 

Pope, Elisha 

Potts, Thomas 

Pippen, Joseph 

Penby, John 

Powell, Elijah 

Pone, David 

Paris, William 



RANK. 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private, 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private, 
private, 
private. 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Ensign. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, 
Private. 



and Corporal, 
and Lieutenant. 

and Lieutenant 



and Captain, 
of Cavalry. 

of Cavalry. 
and Captain. 



and Sergeant 
and Sergeant 



Mftintry and Cavalry. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



81 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners— Continued. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



Pope, Harwood 

Peter-CJorn, John 

Peddy, Andrew 

Porterfleld, John 

Phillips, John 

Painter, George 

Powell, Britton, Dec*d 

Pass, HoUoway 

Pierce, John 

Parrish, Claiborne 

Powell, Charles 

Padgett, John 

Plunk, Jacob 

Porter, Charles 

Powell, Absalom 

Pleasants, William 

Pulliam, Richard 

Pridgeon, William 

Pool, John 

Perry, Jesse , 

Paine, John 

Phlfer, Martin 

Powers, Henry, Sen'r 

Pearce, William 

Pollard, Jacob 

Pennington, Kincher 

Parrish, Stephen 

Polk, WiUiam 

Peoniz, Oberton 

Pennil (alias Penrose), Reuben. 

Powell, George 

Pilkenton, Richard , 

Powell, William 

Parker Kedar. 

Pierce, Israel - 

Poindexter, David 

Pettijohn, John 

Palmer, Jesse, Senr 

Payne, Thomas 

Parish, Humphrey 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Ensign, Sergeant and C. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Intentry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Captain Dragoons. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Major. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



Quillin, John 

Quinn, David 

Quinn, William L.. 



22-6 



o 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 



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82 



STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners— Continued. 



I^ 



name. 



rank. 



Ryerson, Stephen. . .• 

Rice, William H 

Ross, James 

Rigsby, James 

Rector, Benjamin 

Rankin, William 

Reed, Samuel 

Roe, Charles 

Reid, Thomas 

Roberts, Aaron 

Ripley, Edward 

Rlgss, James 

Rocket, John 

Roberts, James, Dec'd. . . . 

Roach, James, Dec'd 

Richardson, David, Dec'd. 

Rippy, Edward 

Roberts, George 

Roberts, Martin 

Robinson, Lambert 

Reaves, Zachariah 

Rigsby, Frederick 

Raper, Robert 

Rigglns, Joel 

Rhodes, Nathan 

Redding, John 

Revell, Michael 

Ross, Thomas 

Rhodes, John 

Rose, Sterling 

Roberts, John 

Ring, Thomas, Sen'r 

Rodgers, Hugh 

Rounsavall, John 

Rigby, John 

Ross, Williamson 

Reavis, John 

Robeson, Daniel 

Robeson, James 

Rodgers, Daniel 

Ray, Jesse 

Roberts, Joshua 

Ricks, Edmund 

Rogers, Thomas 

Register, John 

Rea, David...,*,.,,,,.,, 



Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Lieutenant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private ot Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Forage Master. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Privata 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Corporal and Sergeant 

Private, Infantry and Artillery. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry cmd Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



83 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



Rhodes, Cornelius 

Regan, Cbarles 

Revenback, Frederick. . 
Roberts, William, Senr. 

Rogers, Bias 

Redd, William 

Riddle, John 

Rice, John 

Ricketts, WUliam 

Reardon, James 

Rackley, Jeremiah 

Rose, Samuel 

Robinson, William 

Ray, William, Senr 

Raines, Anthony 

Rich, Lot 

Rowark, Bllsha 

Roe, Matthew 

Rossen, John 

Reeyes, Richard 

Register, John, Junr... 

Ryan, Peter 

Rogers, Randall 

Reeves, John... 

Rndd, John, Senr 

Rector, Lewis 

Rayner, Amos 

Ray, Francis, Dec'd 

Rhodes, Hezekiah 

Roper, James 

Riggs, John 

Ross, David 

Rass, Joseph 

Roan, Thomas 

Rose, Philip 

Riley, William 

Ryan, William 

Russell, Richard 

RiSgan, Francis 

Rickard, John 

Roebuck, Raleigh 

Reynolds, Elisha 

Rlggs, John 

Reep, Adam 

Richards, Morris 

- Reeves, John D 

Robinson, Robert 

liki£||g|Ro8e, John 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Musician. 

Ensign. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, 



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84 



STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Revolutionary Petksioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



RANK. 



Reynolds, Elisha 

Rlggan, William P 

Roberts, Brittain 

Ramsay, Andrew 

Swanson, John 

Strader, John 

Stoner, Abraham 

Smith, Lewis 

Swink, John 

Shipp, Thomas 

Snow, Frost and 

Stephenson, James 

Sessoms, Solomon, Dec'd. 
Stlllwell, John, Dec'd.... 
Smith, Sihon, Dec'd. . r. . . 

Shaw,, Michael 

Springs, Micajah 

Stratten, William 

Salmon, Vincent 

Smith, Peter 

Seagrove, John 

Spain, Thomas 

Smith Charles 

Sampson, Isaac 

Spelmore, Asa 

Steely, Jeremiah 

Scott, Isham 

Stephens, John 

Sulllvant, Owen 

Shipe, Philip 

Shank, Manus 

Stokes, Richard 

Sexton, John 

Sterling, Seth 

Shoemaker, Randal 

Shenault, Benjamin ...... 

Stiles, John 

Spain, William 

Searcy, John 

Steel, Francis, Senr 

Simmons, Sanders 

Simmons, Jeremiah. 

Scroggs, John 

Stewart, John 

Steyenson, John, ...,,,.. 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Lieutenant. 

Private. 

Priirate. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Musician. 

Private. 

private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 



k 



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STATE RECORDS. 



85 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NABiB. 



RANK. 



Surgener, John 

Stewart, Edward 

Scarborough, James.. 

Sallivan, Daniel 

Sykes, Joslah 

Smith, Richard 

Smith, Benjamin 

Sasser, Benjamin 

Smith, Jonathan, Sen'r 

Sherron, John 

Surls, Robert 

Stacy, Aaron 

Smith, WiUiam 

Sumerlin, Wlnbnm... 

Stams, Joseph 

Spencer, Jesse 

Sasater, Abner 

Sussen, Abel 

Sigmon, George 

Strayhom, William . . . 

Southard, John 

Stuart, John 

Stamey, John 

Swearingen, Richard C 

Stovall, Thomas 

Southern, William, Sr. 

Shaffer, John 

Sawyer, Joseph 

Smith, Louis 

Scott, John 

Swinson, Theophilus. . 

Sanders, Philip 

Scoggins, Robert 

Smith, Thomas 

Shooks, Andrew 

Shooks, Jacob 

Springs, Sedgwick 

Spencer, Benjamin 

Spring, Richard 

Smith, Samuel 

Sterling, Robert 

Stow, William 

Simmons, John 

Soots, Frederick 

Spain, Claiborne 

Studthem, John 

Smith, Henry 

Sloan, James 



Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Sergeant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Cavalry and Intentry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Captain. 

Private. 



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86 



STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



Sell, Philip 

Stough, Andrew 

Stinson, John 

Steelman, William 

Stroup, Adam 

Sellars, Jordan ; 

Springfield, Moses 

Sillaven, William 

Steele, Thomas 

Samuel, Andrew 

Scarlet, Thomas 

Strickland, Lot 

Smith, Daniel 

Steele, William 

Strayhom, John 

Slade, Nathan 

Stanly, Christopher 

Stegall, John 

Stevens, Samuel 

Sanders, William 

Stultz, Casper, Sen'r 

Smith, Bdward 

Slade, William, Sen'r 

Starkey, Jonathan 

Sharp, Adam 

Strape, Samuel 

Smith, wmiam 

Swing, Matthias 

Saunders, Nathaniel 

Seat, James 

Stanford, Samuel, Sen'r 

Stough, Martin 

Scales, James, Sen'r 

Smith, Isaac 

Sandiford, Samuel 

Scarborough, Samuel, Sen'r. 

Silverthom, Robert 

Smith, John 

Sherod, Jordan 

Sawthall, Henry 

Stegall, Jesse 

Shearin, Frederick 

Steigerwaldt, BYederick 

Singletary, Josiah 

Shipman, James 

Smith wick, John 

Slocum, Ezekiel 

Sheppard, Vi^lentine 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Corporal of Artillery. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Sergeant 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Musician. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Captain. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private and Sergeant 

Private. 



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STATE RECORDS. 



87 



North Cabolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAMB. 



Small, John 

Stone, John 

Stone, Jonathan 

Sneed, Robert 

Shaw, Joseph 

Splcer, William 

Stone, Peter, Sen'r. . . . 

Stamper, Joel 

Spencer, William 

Snow, John , 

Sands, William 

Sharp, Thomas , 

Shankle, George 

Silver, George 

Stewart, James 

Swinson, Jesse, Sen'r. 

Strlcklin, Lot 

Smith, Reuben , 

Sharpe, Joseph , 

Smoot, James 

Scrum, Peter 

Sloane, Robert 

Sparks, John 

Scroggs, Jeremiah.... 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private, Corporal and Sergeant 

Private. 

Private and Artlfr. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Intentry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Musician. 

Private. 

Private, Sergeant and Comet 

Private, Cavalry, Lieut and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



Turner, James 

Todd, Lewis 

Thomason, George. . . 

Tart, Thomas 

Thomas, Aaron 

Tyner, Nicholas 

Thompson, Jarrell... 
Toney, Arthur, Dec'd. 

Tankard, John 

Topp, George 

Tamey, Gilbert 

Tabum, Joel 

Tyler, Moses 

Tucker, Robert 

Twiford, George 

Tharp, Jonathan 

Tate, James 

Taylor, Richard C. . . 

Thigphen, Gilead 

Taylor, Isaac 

Taylor, John 



Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Corporal. 

Private. 

Private. 

Surgeon. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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88 



STATE RECORDS. 



North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners — Continued. 



NAME. 



Tipps, Jacob 

Tack, Jacob 

Tutterton, Benjamin 

Thompson, Charles , 

Titman, PhUip , 

Tyson, Lewis 

Terry, Thomas 

Trolinger, Henry 

Thompson, William 

Thompson, James 

Tabum, William, Sen'r 

Thrash, Volintine 

Tilley, Edmund, Sen'r 

Thomason, George 

Taylor, Hudston , 

Toliner, Jesse 

Turner, Samuel 

Thompson, William , 

Taylor, William 

Tuttle, John , 

Tallow, Thomas , 

Taborvin, Burwell , 

Trammell, William, Dec'd 

Tarlton, William 

Turbyflll, John 

Tomlinson, Richard 

Toap, Caleb 

Threadgill, John 

Taylor, John, Sen'r 

Turner, William , 

Tucker, Shadrack 

Thompson, Isaac 

Thomson, Bartholomew.. 

Tar, Melcher , 

Thomas, John 

Thomas, Alexander 

Trout, Jacob 

Taylor, Richard 

Thomas, William , 

Tull, Charles , 

Tate, William , 

Tolar, Nehemiah , 

Tatom, Joshua , 

Tanner, Michael 

Tippong, Conrad 

Tilley, Henry 

Tilley, Lazerous , 

Thompson, Samuel 



RANK. 



Private. 

Private. • 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private and C. A. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Sergeant. 

Private. 

Private. 

Pri., Capt. and AdJ't. Commissary. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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NAMES. 



Tread well, Reuben. 

Tinnen, Robert 

Tyner, Benjamin . . , 
Tate, Thomas , 



Upchurch, Moses 

Utley, Burwell (or Burrell) . 

Ure, Uriah 

TJpchurch, Nathan 

Ussery, Thomas 

Unger, Lawrence 

Underwood, John 



rank. 



Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 



XJ 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Brivate. 



Vandiver, Matthew . 
Vinzant, Barnabas.. 

Vlck, Jesse 

Vlars, William 

Vendrick, Peter 

Vermillion, Samuel. 

Vlckes, Elijah 

Venable, John 

Vaughan, Vincent. . . 
Vaughan, William.. 



Wooters, Marclin 

Williamson, Alexander. 

Watson, William 

Williams, Thomas 

Warner, Harden, Dec'd. 
Wallace, John, Dec'd . . . 
Woods, William, Dec'd. 
Wood, William, Dec'd. . 

Wood, Charles 

West, William 

Wiles, Abraham 

White, John 

White, Peter 

Whaley, Bzekial 

Wallis, John 

Waller, Nathaniel 

Whitley, Micajah , 

Walker, Tandy 



Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 
Private. 



^W 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 



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NAMB. 



RANK. 



Wise, John , 

Wood, William 

Wldgburr (alias Underwood), >^^llam 

WooBley, William 

Wiley, James 

Worsley, Thomas 

Wood, Sampson 

Williamson, Elijah 

Wilson, Robert 

Whltaker, Robert L 

WooddlU, John 

Wlnbone, John 

Williams, Buckner 

Wiggs, John 

Watts, James 

Wall, Jonathan 

Wright, Thomas, Sen'r 

Whitledge, Ambrose 

Wilson, James 

Williamson, Isaac, Sen'r 

Wright, James 

Witherington, Solomon 

Wltherington, William 

Walker, Green 

Waters, Moses 

Woodsldes, William 

Whitehursh, Arthur, Sr 

Walker, Reuben 

Woodslde, Archibald 

Ware, John, Sen'r 

White, David 

Wells, Jacob 

Weathers, Willis 

Withrow, James 

Warren, William 

Woods, Henry 

Williams, Benjamin 

Wellons, Charles 

Westray, Daniel 

Wilson, Robert 

Whetmore, Charles 

Ward, James 

Wilson, Samuel 

Williams, Robert 

Wilkinson, James 

Williams, Thomas P 

Walston, Thomas 

Wall, Jesse 



Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Adjutant 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Lieutenant and Captain. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Captain. 

Surgeon. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 



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NAMB. 



Ward, WilUam 

Wilklns, John 

Wiley, Rufufl 

Wagg, John 

Wltherspoon, William. . , 

Ward, John L 

Whitlow, Solomon 

Wright, John, Sen'r. 

Weedon, John , 

Walden, John 

Williamson, Charles 

Wallis, James , 

Walker, Buckley , 

Walker, Andrew 

Wright, George , 

Williams, George 

West, Willonghby, Sen'r, 

Wardrope, Edward 

Wilhlngs, John 

Wilkerson, John , 

Winingham, James 

Witherington, Daniel. . . 

West, Alexander 

Williams, Job 

Williams, William 

Weaver, William 

Wilson, John 

Wadsworth, William 

Ward, John 

Walden, Drury 

Weston, James 

Williams, Waring , 

Woodaii, Samuel 

Welch, Joseph 

Whit, Charles 

Ware, William 

Whitworth, John 

Willoughby, Bdlyne 

Williams, Samuel 

Wallace, William 

Wheeler, Henry 

Walter, Paul 

Williams, Bennet 

Woodward, Jourdan 

Wren, Joseph 

Watson, John 

Williamson, William 

Wadkins, John 



RANK. 



Priyate. 

Private. 

Private. 

Artificer. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private of Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private and Musician. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private. 

Private. 



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NAME. 



RANK. 



Williams, John 

Wilson. Willis 

Wolf, Lewis 

Wright, Edward... 

Wall, Joseph 

Willis, Joseph 

Watford. William.. 

Webb, Jesse 

Watson, Levin 

Wiggins, Arthur... 

Wilfong, John 

Wallace, Samuel . . 
Wilder, William... 
Whitehead, Burrel. 

Walker, John 

Wood, Stephen 

Weathers, Ellsha. . . 

Walters, Moses 

Wall, Jacob 

White, Benjamin. . , 

Webb, Johnson 

Walker, William L. 

Webb, John 

Williams, Stephen. 



Private. 

Private of Cavalry. 

Private and Fifer. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private 

Private 

Private 

Private 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Cavalry and Infantry. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private. 

Private, Infantry and Cavalry. 

Private, 

Private. 



Yates, John 

Yarborough, Joseph. 

Yeargan. Thomas 

Young. William 

Young, Arthur D 

Yarborough, Nathan. 



Privata 
Privata 
Private. 
Privata 
Private. 
Privata 



Zlglar, Leonard. 



Private. 



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DECLARATIONS FOR PEN5I0N5. 



(From the applications for Pensions for service iu the Revolution the following 
copies and extracts have been taken, as they throw light upon those eventful 
times. It would have taken too much space to copy and print them all and some 
of those which would doubtless have been most interesting have been lost from 
the files.— £d. ) 



JOHN ABBOTT. 

(Declaration of John Abbott, Pension Office, Washington, D. C, 
"I, 32080, Old Wax and Navy Division.") 

Enlisted June Ist, 1781, at Guilford, under Oapt Wm. Little, 
in the regiment of Maj. Armstrong and Col. Dixon, marched at once 
to "High Hills of Santee," S. C, "where he remained at H'd Quar- 
ters something like two months, when he was ordered under Lt. An- 
drew Manning with 24 other men, to join Ool. Lee's Legion at Sin- 
gleton's Mills on the High Hills of Santee, to which regiment he was 
attached during the remainder of the time of his said enlistment, and 
that he served in said regiment under Lee, as herein stated, and under 
said Lieut. Manning and Captain Rudolph; that during the time 
of his being attached to said reg't under Lee, as aforesaid, he was at 
the Battle of Eutaw Springs, and in several skirmishes witli the 
Tories and British not worth mentioning, save the attack made on 
Dorchester under Col. Wm. Washington and Lee and Marion, and 

one troop of 's horse, where the British were then stationed, who 

abandoned the fort and burnt the same, leaving a part of their cannon 
spiked," &Cw 

N. B. Lt. Col. Henry Dixon's r^ment was the 2nd of the new 
levies of Continental Troops raised after the capture of Charleston 
to replace the North Carolina Brigade surrendered there. — Ed. 



JOSHUA ADCOCK. 

(Extract from the "Declaration" of Joshua Adcock a soldier of 
the Revolution. Pension Office, Washington, D. C. "Invalid — File 
No. 6467.") 

***** "He enlisted in the Army of the United States in 
the year 1777, with Lieutenant John Low, and served in the Ist and 



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10th Regiments of the (N. C.) Continental Line, under the following 
named officers, To-wit: he was enlisted by Lieut John Low in the 
month of May, 1777, for the Term of three years; at the time he 
enlisted, he resided in Caswell Co., North Carolina; he was attached 
to the company commanded by Capt James Wilson ; he was marched 
from Caswell County to Kingston on Neuse River, where his com- 
pany joined the 10th Regiment of Infantry commanded by Col. Shep- 
herd, Lieut Col. Dozier, and Major Ashe. His Regiment marched 
from Kingston to Halifax, from Halifax to Georgetown, where him- 
self and nearly all the Regiment were inoculated with the small pox. 
From Georgetown he marched with his Regiment to the Valley Forge 
which was head quarters. At the Valley Forge the 10th Regiment 
was disbanded and attached to the first and second R^ments. He 
fell in the first Regiment, which was commanded by Colonel Clark 
and Major Ashe, in the company commanded by Lieut Callender. 
From the Valley Forge he marched to the White Plains, from 
whence he marched to Monmouth, but was not in that Battle, 
as he was left with the baggage. After the battle of Mon- 
mouth he was marched to West Point, from here to Elk River, where 
the troops took water with a view of going to Charleston, but the 
cold setting in so severe that it became impracticable, in consequence 
of the Ice to go by water, and it was abandoned. From Elk River 
he marched with the Army to Charleston. He was there under the 
command of Lieut Shaw. He reached Charleston, as well as he 
can recollect, in the month of March, 1780; he remained with the 
army in Charleston until that city fell into the hands of the Enemy. 
His term of service expired on the 6th day of May, 1880, which was 
a few days before the city was surrendered. He did not apply for a 
discharge at the end of his service, as he did not think he could get 
home in safety, and was taken prisoner with the rest of the army. He 
remained a prisoner a few weeks when he made his escape and re- 
turned home." 



DANIEL ALEXANDER 



(Extract from Declaration of Daniel Alexander of Mecklenburg ^ 
Co. Revolutionary Soldier. Pension Office Washington. O. W. i' 
& N. D.— Invalid File No. 2905. "Minute Man." 1778-1781.) . ( | : 

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and at the Moravian Town over Yadkin River and also in 
Guilford Co. under Capt. Alexander. In this duty we were 4 months 
employed in 1780. We were called out and went under the command 
of Major Wm. R. Davie — ^an Attorney and Officer, later Minister 
to France, I helieve — to join Gen. Gates near Camden. Major Davie 
was a tall, sallow-complexioned man with blue eyes. On getting as 
far as Gaston's ( ?) which is near the South Carolina line, we mei 
the American Army retreating. Gen. Gates and Major Davie had 
some conversation. We advanced some distance, when, on meeting 
some French Officers flying, we also joined in the retreat 

Gen. Gates had on a pale blue coat with epaulettes, with velvet 
breeches, and was riding a bay horse. We retreated as far as Char- 
lotte very much fatigued and worn down." 



JESSE ALSOBROOK 

(Extract from the "declaration" of Jesse Alsobrook Private of N. 
C. Continentals, filed in Pension Office, Washington, D. C. O. W. 
& N. D. InvaUd, No. 16,600. Dec. 26th, 1832.) 

* * * "He enlisted in Halifax Co., N. C, as a regular soldier, 
as well as he now recollects, on the 25th April, 1781, for one year 
and entered the service as a regular soldier under Captain Robert 
Kaiford — a brave and good Captain. His Lieutenant was by the 
name of Dudley. A Col. Dixon and Major Armstrong commanded 
• the regiment to which he belonged. 

There were two of the Armstrong's in the Army and one of them 
was called Colonel. He recollects there were two regiments of 
regulars from North Carolina, each enlisted about the same time and 
called twelve months regulars. The two were together for that time. 
He served in the first Regiment commanded, as he thinks, by the 
above regimental officers. Gen. Sumner commanded both these 
regiments. Among the officers of his acquaintance, from North 
Carolina, in the above forces were Col. Lytic, Major Donahoe, Cap- 
tains Sharpe, Dixon and Lytle, in addition to those above mentioned. 

Curtis Ivey was Adjutant of the 1st and Capt Wm. Bush was 
Adjutant of the 2nd Regiment. 

We met in small companies at the High Hills of Santee (S. C), 
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battalions and regiments. Before we got to the High Hills of Santee, 
we had a little skirmish with Tarleton and Cornwallis across the river 
Roanoke at Halifax, but the only principal Engagement of much note 
that he recollects to have been in was at the Eutaw Springs. Two 
miles before we reached the place of the general engagement we had 
a little fight between the horse on each side. Just before the com- 
mencement Captain Raiford and twenty four men, of whom this ap- 
plicant was one, were ordered by Col. Armstrong to advance ahead 
with two field pieces and the ofiicers belonging to the artillery, 
and when we had advanced some distance in a run we discovered an 
advanced party of the British foot on our left in ambush just ready 
to fire and at that moment Capt Raiford, commanded us to squat, 
and as we were in the in the act of doing so, the British fired and 
killed John McCoy and John Russel, two of my mess-mates. At this 
moment we raised and fired, and then our horse, commanded by 
Marion and Pickens, came to our relief, and cut that party of the 
British off. The general engagement then commenced and lasted 
for some time when the British took Col. Washington. Qem Greene 
told Col. Washington that day to keep out of the fight^ and save his 
men for a reserve, as this applicant was then told, but long before 
the battle ended Col. Washington and his horse broke two or three 
times thro' the British lines and back but at last he was wounded. 
The British rushed him into a big brick house that they retreated to. 
In this engagement the Lieutenant of my company was wounded. 
This applicant and two others carried him off the field. His leg 
was broken by a grape shot This applicant knows not whether he 
ever recovered. 
********* 

Captain Sharpe of the 2nd Rjegiment had on that day 29 of his 
men killed. Of Captain Raiford's company there were but about 6 
or 6 killed, two of whom are named above. From fliis engagement 
we were marched back to the High Hills of Santee where we stayed 
for most of the winter." 

JESSE ALSOBROOK. 



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COL. RICHARD ALLEN, SR. 

(Extract from the declaration for peTisicm (dated Sept 4, 1832), 
of Col. Richard Allen, a resident of Wilkes County, North Carolina.) 

«««««« That he was born on the 26th day of November, 
1741, in Baltimore County the State of Maryland, the record of which 
is made in his old family Bible ; that he continued to reside in the said 
County until he was twenty-one years of age when he removed to 
Frederick County, in the State of Virginia, where he lived about 
seven years, and then removed to Rowan County (now Wilkes), in 
North Carolina which was in the month of September, 1770. In the 
month of October, or November, 1775, he entered the service of the 
United States as a volunteer for six months in Capt. Jesse Walton's 
Company of minute men (it being the first company ever raised iri 
the county of Wilkes), of which company he was appointed first 
Sergeant Immediately after the company was raised and organized 
they marched to Salisbury, where they remained about sixteen days 
engaged in training and exercising the men, after which they were 
discharged and returned home, where they arrived a few days before 
Christmas. 

On the 13th day of February, following, they set out upon their 
march for Cross Creek or Fayetteville, having understood that the 
Scotch Tories were committing great depredations in the country 
roimd about that place. On their way they were joined by Col. 
Martin Armstrong with the Surry militia at a place called old Rich-, 
mond. After joining Col. Armstrong they continued their march 
until they reached Randolph County, where they were joined by 
Col. Alexr. Martin of the Continental line with a small body of 
troops under his command. From thence they pursued their march 
direct to Cross Creek or Fayetteville. The day before they arrived at 
that place a battle had been fought between the Tories under Gen'l 
McDonald and the Whig militia under Gen'l Moore in which the 
former were defeated with considerable loss and a great number taken 
prisoners. The prisoners taken in this engagement were delivered 
over to Capt Jesse Walton and his company who were ordered as 
a guard to convey them to Hillslwro'. They immediately set out 
with the prisoners for that place but before they reached it they were 
met by two companies of Light Horse under the command of Cap- 
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tains Mebane and Shepard who took charge of the prisoners, when 
Capt Walton and his company were discharged and returned home, 
where they arrived the 29th March, having been gone near two 
montlia. 

After their arrival at home they met twice every week and con- 
tinued to train and exercise themselves until their term of six months 
had expired. Xot long after the expiration of his first term this 
deponent was chosen an ensign in the company of militia command- 
ed by Capt. Benj. Cleveland, and very soon afterwards they received 
orders from Col. Armstrong to go against the Indians who were com- 
mitting great depredations upon the frontier of the Western part of 
North Carolina. In this expedition they served about two weeks 
principally in scouring the frontier settlements. Soon after their re- 
turn orders were received by Captain Cleveland from Col. Armstrong 
to take his company and go in pursuit of Col. Roberts (a Tory Colo.), 
who had embodied a number of Tories on the North-west side of the 
Blue Ridge. They immediately set out in pursuit of Col. Roberts 
and continued to pursue him and his company without being able 
to overtake them until they advanced considerably into the State ol 
Virginia, when they learned that Roberts had disbanded his men and 
that they had dispersed. Upon receiving this information they re- 
turned home, having been gone about three weeks. 

Early in the year 1778, Captain Benjamin Cleveland was ap- 
pointed a Lieutenant Colonel and this deponent was appointed to 
succeed him as Captain of the company which commission he held 
until the close of the war. In the latter part of the year 1779, a call 
was made for troops to march to the defence of Charleston. A draft 
was made from the militia in Wilkes for the company and a draft 
also made from the Captains of Companies for a Captain to command 
that company. The lot fell upon this deponent and he accordingly 
repaired with his company to Hamblin's old store, where they ren- 
dezvoused on the 13th of January, 1780. As soon as they could or- 
ganize and make the necessary preparations they marched direct to 
Charleston, S. C, where they joined the third regiment of North 
Carolina militia, commanded by Col. Andrew Hampton. After join- 
ing the regiment they were stationed about two miles from the city 
at the smoky camps where they remained a considerable time and until 
a report obtained currency that the Tories intended to set fire to 
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Upon kearing of this report Gen. Lincoln ordered all the troops 
into the city where they remained until the term of service of this 
deponent and his men expired, when they were discharged and re- 
turned home, where they arrived sometime in the month of April, 
1780, having been gone between three and four months. From the 
month of April, to September, 1780, this deponent, with small detach- 
ments, of the men under his command, served three short tours, the 
precise length of each not particularly recollected, one of which was 
against a body of Tories assembled near the head of the Catawba 
river, another against Col. Bryan (a Tory Col.), who had embodied 
a band of Tories in the Southern ]>art of the State, and the other 
against some Tories on the north-west side of the Blue Ridge. In 
these three tours this deponent believes he served about two months. 
In the month of September, 1780, information was received by CoL 
Benjamin Cleveland that Maj. Ferguson of the British army was ad- 
vancing from South Carolina with a large body of British and 
Tories, upon which Col. Cleveland immediately issued orders for 
all the Troops within the County of Wilkes to rendezvous at the 
Court House. This deponent with what men he could collect repair- 
ed thither inmiediately and after the troops were organized they all 
set out on their march to meet Maj. Ferguson. Upon the way they 
were joined by Col. Campbell with a body of troops from Virginia 
as also by Cols. Sevier, Shelby, and McDowell, with troops from 
North Carolina. After a junction of the troops was formed, as most 
of them had horses, it was proposed that all those who had horses or 
could procure them should advance immediately upon Ferguson. 
This deponent had a horse and was anxious to proceed with the main 
army but as a great many were on foot and would necessarily be left 
behind, it became necessary that the charge of those should be com- 
mitted to some officer. The command of the foot men was first offered 
to Col. Jos. Hemdon but he positively refused to accept it unless this 
deponent who ho said had more experience than himself, could be de- 
tailed to stay with him. In this state of affairs Col. Cleveland thought 
proper to order this deponent to remain in charge of the foot men and 
he acordingly done so. They continued their march, however, with all 
possible speed in the direction of King's mountain but was not able 
to reach it in time to engage in the battle, it having been fought and the 
Americans with their prisoners being on their return some short dis- 
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they continued with them and assisted in guarding the prisoners until 
they proceeded as far as the Moravian towns in the County of Stokes, 
and after remaining there a considerable time they were relieved by 
Col. Winston with a detachment of fresh troops and Col. Cleveland 
and his -men returned home, which place they reached some time in 
November — ^the precise time not recollected — ^but they were in service 
in this expedition about two months. 

About the latter part of January, 1781, an express arrived at 
Capt Benjamin Hemdbn's, in Wilkes, from Gen. Davidson, inform- 
ing that Lord Comwallis was approaching the State from South Caro- 
lina and requesting that as many troops as possible should be collect- 
ed immediately to oppose him. This deponent collected all the men 
under his command that he could get and set out with the other troops 
from the County in order to rendezvous at Salisbury ; but when within 
about fourteen miles of Salisbury they heard that Lord Comwallis 
had crossed the Catawba and was then in Salisbury. Upon receiving 
this information they changed the direction of their route and march- 
ed towards Salem in order to join Gen. Green who was at that time 
supposed to be on Dan river or near the borders of Virginia. When 
they had advanced as far as Person County, North Carolina, they 
received orders from Gten. Green to return and endeavor to form 
a junction with Gen. Pickens, who was expected to be advancing 
from South Carolina through what is now East Tennessee and to in- 
form him of the situation of affairs, as also to conduct him through 
the country so that he might be within a convenient distance of Gen. 
Green's army and to co-operate with him if necessary. They did re- 
turn and this deponent met with Gen. Pickens at Mitchell's river 
in the County of Surry, and conducted him to Salem where they join- 
ed Col. Locke witli his regiment When they left Salem Gen. Pickens 
and Col. Locke with the respective troops under their command sep- 
arated, the former taking the direct road to Hillsboro' and the latter 
taking a route leading higher up the country. This deponent was 
attached to the troops under Col. Locke and when they had proceeded 
as far as Stony Creek in the County of Gxiilford or Rockingham, 
information was received from Gen. Pickens that a large number of 
Tories had embodied themselves with Col. Pyles, and requesting Col. 
Locke's troops to repair with all possible dispatch to meet him at 
Trollinger's ford on Haw river. Col. Locke with his troops set out 
immediately but before they reac}ie4 TroUinger's ford G^en. Pickens 



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had engaged with the Tories and defeated them. As Boon as tliej 
heard of the defeat of the Tories thej turned their course end miureh- 
ed directly for <jen. Green's army which they met with near the High 
Bock. After remaining with Gen. Green a few days Col Loeke'ii 
regiment was discharged and returned home together with some others 
of the troops. In this expedition this deponent served a month to 
five weeks. 

In addition to the service above enumerated this deponent per- 
formed a number of short tours (amounting perhaps to twenty)^ 
against the Tories in various parts of the Country, and disarming and 
arresting suspected persons and bringing them to trial, but it would 
be impossible for him to specify the particular periods of these ser- 
vices. 

This deponent further states that he was duly commissi<med as an 
Ensign and Captain as stated in the foregoing declaration. He can- 
not now leeoUect by wh(mi the Ensign's commissioned was signed, 
but he believes the Captain's commission was signed by Governor 
Caswell — ^both of which are lost or mislaid so that they cannot now be 
produced. ^ *♦**♦* 

RICHARD ALLEN, SEN'R. 

Sworn to and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid. 

R. ALLEN, S. P. 



WILLIAM ALLEN. 

(Extract from the declaration of William Allen, dated 18th Sept, 
1832, filed in the Pension Office, Washington. "O. W. & N. D., In- 
valid, No. 80,822.") 

. "He volunteered as a private in the militia of North Carolina 
about the 1st of September, 1781, and redezvoused at Hillsborough, 
N. C. The Captain who commanded his company he has no recollec- 
tion of, only his appearance which was that of a keen active man. 
The Lieutenant of his Company was by the name of John Campbell, 
and the Ensign was Robert Scoby. He states that he was under 
the command of his officers but a short time, as the sequel will show, 
but that the Colonel of his regiment was Archibald Lytle, who was a 
regular officer. Much else of the organization of the troops, and of 
the officers, he does not now recollect. At the time of entering the 



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service he resided in Orange Co., N. C. He was bom in the State of 
Pennsylvania, and went to Orange at an early age. He volunteeered 
for a six months tour and the troops to which he belonged were raised 
for the purpose, as he understood, of marching to join Gren. Ghreene 
at the High Hills of Santee River, thence to march to a place in South 
Carolina called Ninety-six, now Cambridge; but while at Hills- 
borough preparing to go on this expedition, the Tories under the com- 
mand of Tory Fanning, and the IJritish under Col. McDougan, came 
upon us and took three hundred of us prisoners, among whom was 
Governor Burke. He saw Col. I^tle wounded by a sword in the 
head by Tory Fanning. This transaction took place at Hillsborough 
as above stated on the 4th of September, 1781. That night we re- 
mained near Hillsborough and were carried next morning by the 
British and Tories to a place called Lindley's Mill, where a pretty 
severe and well fought battle took i)lace between a force of the Repub- 
licans and the British and Tories, during which engagement the pris- 
oners were kept in a close place with a strong guard around them. 
He recollects well of seeing there killed the celebrated Tory Colonel 
McNeil. That night, after the battle of Lindley's Mill, we were 
forced off by our captors and taken by Wilcox's Iron Works to Wil- 
mington, where we were put c^n board of British ships, which 
steered towards the West India Islands, and then tacked and disem- 
barked us at Charleston, where the greater part remained until 
peace, but this applicant states that he was exchanged on the 11th of 
August, 1782, and came on back home in Orange." 

his 
WILLIAM X ALLEN, 
mark 
Affidavit made in State of Illinois, County of Gallatin. 



JOHN ALLISON. 

That he entered the service of the United States and served as 
herein stated: 

He entered the service for nine months in the year 1778, in the 
County of Orange, in the State of North Carolina, under Capt Wil- 
liam Lytle. We rendezvoused at Hillsborough, the County Seat of 
Orange County. From Hillsborough we were marched and crossea 
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he recollects, continuing their march they passed through Salisbury, 
Charlotte, Camden, and crossed Santee river at Nelson's Ferry, thence 
to Monk's Corner thence to the Ten Mile house where we remained 
for some short time. From this latter place we marched through 
Dogester and crossed a small stream at Bacon's Bridge. We then 
marched to Pnrysburg where we joined Gten. Lincoln. 

This declarant belonging to the Third Regiment; Col. Archibald 
Lytle, Capt. William Lytle's brother, was the Colonel of the Regi- 
ment. We were here stationed in the winter where this declarant, 
was taken sick and placed in the Hospital. His brother, James Alli- 
son, then at home, learning the diseased condition of this applicant 
came and procured from Gen. Lincoln a furlough and took him to his 
father's in Orange County where he remained sick until the troops re- 
turned home, when Col. Lytle gave him a discharge. He remained 
with his father, but how long he does not recollect, when he entered 
the militia service for three months. He has forgotten the names of 
both his Captain and Lieutenant. His Sergeant's name was William 
Riley. The company to which he belonged, with other companies, 
were marched to Hillsborough where he remained until the expiration 
of our three months. 

The object in calling and stationing the militia was to protect the 
town against the Tories. After the three months had expired he 
received a discharge from his Captain and returned home. Shortly 
after he volunteered, but for no particular time, under Capt John 
Whiteside; his Lieutenant's name was Joseph Allison, the brother 
of this declarant; General Butler was our head commander. We 
were marched by Gen. Butler from Orange Coimty down to Granville 
Old Court House, in Granville County, where we remained some time. 
Some here obtained leave to return home for the purpose of ascer- 
taining the condition of our relatives many of whom had suffered 
from the depredations of the British under the command of Lord 
Cornwallis, who, with his army, had lain in the neighborhood of this 
declarant's father for two days and nights. When he arrived at 
his father's he found his house stripped of furniture. They had 
taken a wagon and team from his father and as much com as they 
could carry. This property was never regained. 

He remained at his father's one day and then went immediately 
and joined the troops under the command of Gen Green at Trouble- 
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militia were here discharged after remaining a few days and this de« 
clarant returned again to his father's. 

He has no documentary evidence by which he can establish th<* 
foregoing nor does he know of any person whose testimony he can pro- 
cure who can testify to his services. 

JOHN ALLISON. 



FRANCIS ANTRIOAN. 

(Extract from the declaration for pension (dated Feb. 4, 1839), 
of Francis Antrican, a resident of Granger County, Tenn., aged sev- 
enty-five years. ) 

He states that he entered the service in the State Line of North 
Carolina, under Capt Thomas Donahough, about the 26th of April, 
1781, in the First Regiment of State Troops, commanded by Col. 
Henry Dickson, in Gen. Sumner's Brigade, at Orange Court House, 
in North Carolina, and was marched to Oxford and from thence to 
the siege of Ninety-six in South Carolina, where we joined the Con- 
tinental army under Gen. Green. This was the Spring after the 
battle of Qiiilford Court House, fought by Gen'ls Green and Morgan 
against Cornwallis. We were ordered on to Ninety-six to reinforce 
Gen. Green and at the siege of Ninety-six we lost over a hundred men 
and did not then take the place. This was in the month of May, a 
little after the middle of the month. After this Gen. Green marched 
his command, both Continental and State troops, to the high hills of 
San tee and the British retired to the Eutaw Springs and in the early 
part of the Fall we fought the battle of the Eutaw Springs against 
Lord Rawdon. Gen. Green commanded in person, a hard battle, 
and we took upwards of a thousand prisoners there. This battle was 
a little past the middle of September the same year after 1 enlisted 
or volunteered. This place is al)out forty miles above Charlestown 
where the British returned and we returned to the high hills of 
Santee again. When we got there Capt. Donahough, who was made 
Major after the battle of the Eutaw Springs, commanded the detach- 
ment that carried the prisoners uj) to Salisbury, North Carolina, 
where the prisoners were put in charge of a detachment of militia 
who took them on, as I imderstood, to Virginia, and we were ordered 
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md then to the hi^ hills of Santee. We remained there until winter 
and then our detachment was ordered on to a place called the round 
(X, and Horse Shoe. These two last places are close together. From 
thia last place we were marched to a noted place called Bacons 
Bridge, in South Carolina, where I remained in the service until 
the latter part of May, 1782, when my time was out, being a twelve 
moBtha tour, but I staid in service a month over my time of enlist- 
ment before I was discharged, being thirteen montha 

About this time there were orders for a few companies of volunteer 
eavalry to be raised for North Carolina scouting service to. keep under 
tiie Tories that were constantly doing mischief and plundering the 
ooontry. When we were marched away about, or on, the first of 
.June, and marched into ^North Carcdina to a place called Cross Creek, 
where Fayetteville now stands, or about the place, we were under a 
Major Allen from North Carolina- This enrollment was for twelve 
months unless sooner discharged. I served about ten months in the 
service against the Tories for at this time there was no British in 
those quarters, and were all discharged by our commander Major 
Allen in both of these tours, I got a written discharge ; the first was 
washed up in my jacket pocket and the other, in the lapse of years 
was lost, and I know not what become of it. The first tour my dis- 
charge was given by Col. Henry Dickson and the last by Maj. Allen 
as before stated. I then returned home to Orange County, North 
Carolina, about fifteen miles below the Court House, and moved 
into the upper part of the County fifteen or sixteen miles above the 
Court House and lived there five years, and then moved to a place 
in Tennessee, now Green County, Tennessee, near a place called 
Babb^s Mills, where in the month of September, 1793, on or about 
the first of the month, I joined a company under Captain John 
Casey ordered out by Oen. Sevier to go against the Cherokees down 
on the Holstein. We met and were ensiled and marched from the 
plaoe net far from where Greenville town now stands to a place called 
£astem station on the south side of Holstein river. We remained 
there to keep a lookout some time and were marched over the river 
to Campbeirs station, and occasionally on the scout, and at the end of 
thiee months, which was the term of time we were called out for, we 
were nuirehed back to Green County and were discharged by Capt 
Casey, havit^ received a discharge and certificate for three months 
and seven days service. Again I was called out on a two months tour 
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the Carolina line and then the edge of the Nation on the French 
Broad river, and discharged at the end of two months. Lieutenant 
Conway commanded the company. Again in Novemher, the same 
year, I was called out again under Lieut Nathan Veach and served 
two months at the Paint Rock and discharged about New Year, 1795, 
as well as my recollection. Again I was ordered out by Col. Hill. 
This last tour I headed the company of about forty men and marched 
them to Hoof's station on the French Broad and remained there until 
the two months was out. At this time we were all frontier men and 
minute men as pioneers to save the scalps of our wives and little 
children, making in all nine months and seven days in the different 
tours against the Cherokee Indians, for all of which I had certificates 
for my services — ^when added to my former services against the Brit- 
ish, makes thirty-two months and seven days. ****** 

FELANCIS ANTRICAN. 



WESTWOOD ARMISTEAD. 

(Declaration of Westwood Armistead — Pension Office, Washington 
"O. W. & N. D. Widow-^100.'') 

Extract. 
State of North Carolina, 

Chatham County, 5th March, 1844. 

Personally appeared before me, Thomas Bell, J. P., &c., Westwood 
Armistead, who (&c, &c.) : 

"Sayeth, First that he is eighty-one years old, that when very young 
he was drafted into the Army in the year 1781, a short time before 
the Guilford battle ; that at the time he was drafted he lived in the 
C'Ounty of Northampton, and after being drafted he was ordered 
and did Rendezvous at Hal^ax on the Roanoke, in the State of N. 
Ca., and marched from there under Capt. Madrie to Guilford C. H. — 
was in the Guilford Battle — his whole Company fled, but again ren-' 
dezvoused at Troublesome Iron Works, and that he was then returned 
a soldier for 12 months under Antliony Armistead, his brother. 
Then marched to Camden in the State of S. C, and was in the bat^ 
tie which there t(wk place (Hobkirk's Hill). From thence mardbed 
to Fort Motte, from thence to Augusta in the State of Georgia, and 
was there again in battle. From tliere took up march for Ninety-Six, 
but was by the British taken prisoner on the way in a skirmish, and 



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carried to Charlestown in the State of S. C. ; was there put on board 
a man of war — ^the name of the vessel not recalled — remained in 
Charlestown for some time, was earned from there to England. A 
fight took place on the way between the ship carrying this deponent 
and a French vessel. He was landed on the Island of Jersey in the 
English Channel ; was there sick for a considerable time. On recov- 
ery was sent to Spithead prison and was there confined until peace 
was made. Was then sent by cartel to Havre de Grace in France. 
There saw the American Consul from whom he received some money 
and a pass, and went from there to L'Orient, and there obtained pas- 
sage on board an American ship, commanded by Capt Pearson, 
which landed in May or June, 1783, at Boston, in the United States. 
This deponent further declares on oath that he has not at any time 
received pay for any part of his services." 

his 
WILLIAM X ARMISTEAD. 
mark. 

Test: Thos. Bell, J. P. 



WILLIAM ARMSTRONG. 

( Extract from the declaration for pension of William Armstrong 
made in Caldwell Co., Ky., May 20, 1833.) 

That he entered the service of the United States and served as 
herein stated; to-wit: 

During the Revolutionary War I lived in Lincoln County, State 
of North Carolina, and was a militia Captain of a company in said 
County when I first entered the service of the United States, which 
was in the month of July in the year 1780, and the following are the 
circumstances: 

Just after the appointment of Gates to the conmiand of the South- 
em army, orders were received by the militia officers to hold a draft 
for men to serve in that army for three months. Accordingly the 
draft was made and six were drafted out of my own company, as well 
as I remember. I was commissioned the Captain of the Company 
from Lincoln and commanded as such during -the expedition. We 
rendezvoused near Charlotte and my company was placed in Col. 
Alexander's regiment, and in the Brigade commanded by Gen'l Grif- 
fith Rutherford; one Wm. Rankin was Lieutenant in my company. 



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From Charlotte we marched down the Yadkin river and thence across 
Black River to Ridgeley's Mills and there encamped for the night 
But at about 12 at night we received orders to hasten our march and 
join the main army as soon as possible. The line of march was im- 
mediately formed and we proceeded towards Camden. During the 
night our advance guards had some skirmishing with the enemy's 
guards, and sometime in the night we joined the main army. 

About the dawn of day the battle of Camden commenced and soon 
ended in the defeat of our army. Having joined the main army so 
short a time before the battle commenced I am not able to describe 
the order in which Gates formed his men, but in regard to Ruther- 
ford's Brigade, I distinctly remember it was divided into platoons 
and on that day I had the command of a platoon instead of my com- 
pany. By whose fault this battle was lost I know not, but one thing 
I do know, it was not mine, for I know I done my duty. The blame 
was attributed to Gates, but whether he was obnoxious to the charge 
I will not venture to say. At any rate the loss was great and the 
fall of .DeKalb at the head of the Continentals was an irreparable loss. 

The bravery of this oflScer and those under him, and the undaunted 
courage shown by them when there was none to support them, created 
a universal sympathy for their sufferings and no doubt served to 
increase the blame against Gates. As soon as our terms of service 
were out we were discharged, which I think was in the month of 
October following, having fully served out the three months for which 
we were drafted. The success of the enemy at Camden gave the 
Tories more confidence and they became more bold, more daring, and 
more numerous. Assisted by detached parties of the British they 
marched through the country almost with impunity, conunitting every 
sort of crime. They established posts in various places and for a 
while seemed to have subjugated the country. Yet there was a few 
who kept the field, and if it is noj boasting to say so, I was one. 
About this time I was re-commissioned by the Governor of N. Caro- 
lina and appointed again a Captain in the militia of the State. 
Under this commission I returned to Lincoln county to raise a volun- 
teer company and to join Col. Dixon who had the command of a 
regiment ^)f volunteer militia- But on my return to my old company 
T found but eight men who were good and true, the rest had joined 
the Tories. Such was the disaffection in that country at that time. 
With this eight I took the field about the first of November, 1780, 



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and immediately joined Col. Dixon as a Captain of a volunteer com- 
pany of militia. After joining him my company was augmented 
and increased by adding to it such as were from Lincoln County 
and who had volunteered aud joined Col. Dixon. This made my 
company more respectabla Col. Dixon was stationed in Lincoln at 
the time I joined him w^here we remained for some time for the 
purpose of restraining detached parties of the British and protecting 
the inhabitants from them, for at this time Cornwallis was marching 
his army through Lincoln County, Northward. We were all mounted 
men and for a while our duties were very severe. Cornwallis lay at 
Ramsour's and then crossed the Catawba at Beaty's ford and at 
Cowan's where Gten. Davidson was killed in defending the pass. Our 
regiment kept on the flanks of the enemy as much as possible and ob* 
structed their march. We pursued them in this manner as far as 
Salisbury. Xear this place I was detached at the head of eight men 
to Sarvis' Mill (Rowan County), for the purpose of discovery, and 
on arriving there we came suddenly on 42 footmen and 15 dragoons 
of the enemy. They had reached there before us and discovering 
our approach lay in ambush and fired on us as we entered the Creek, 
but luckily killed none. We turned to fire but at the moment discov- 
ered the dragoons advancing on us from their ambuscade. We re- 
treated across a contiguous old field with considerable haste. Or 
arriving on the opposite side we halted and, strange as it may seem, 
we were not only not pursued, but the enemy were retreating them- 
selves in haste, having thrown out their forage (for they were forag- 
ing party). I ordered a pursuit in turn and dispatched a messenger 
to Col. Dixon for aid, but none came in time to do any good and 
they escaped — ^ye were too few in number to effect anything ourselves. 
On the next day we returned. This was sometime about the 1st 
February, 1781. Cornwallis was at this time in the pursuit of Qen. 
Morgan and Green. Morgan having defeated Tarlton at the Cow' 
pens in January previous and taken a good many prisoners, was en- 
deavoring to escape Northward with his prisoners, and Green, 
being at the head of the other Division of his army, endeavor- 
ed to form a junction with ilorgan, as (^omwallis was endeavoring 
to intercept Morgan. Howevi^r, by good fortune and great exertion, 
both escaped, and Green proceeded on to Guilford where he made a 
stand and determined to fight. Dixon's regiment stopped at Salis- 
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embodied in considerable numbers while the British army was march- 
ing through the country. On our return into that section of the 
State we found the Tories in such numbers that we were obliged to 
cross over the Catawba into Mecklenburg County, for we were too 
weak to oppose them. However, we again returned in a short time 
and moved from place to place as most needed our protection. Thus 
matters continued until the Fall of that year (1781). For after the 
capture of Cornwallis at York in October of that year, the Tories in 
that quarter seemed disheartened and it was not longer necessary for 
us to keep constantly in the field. Consequently Col. Dixon came 
to the conclusion to disband his forces, at any rate for the present and 
until they w^ere wanted, and according discharged his troops some- 
time in the latter part of October, 1781, (I do not now remember 
the precise day — it is impossible). 

During my service under Col. Dixon, we were engaged in many 
enterprises and many circumstances took place which I have not re- 
lated, and indeed my memory does not enable me to describe particu' 
larly all the circumstances that happened. On my return from Cam 
den I found Col. Dixon engaged in raising a Regiment of volunteers 
for the defence of the country and I immediately joined him as be- 
fore stated and went into my old company to raise my quota of men — 
indeed get all I possibly could, and having been commissioned by the 
Governor of North Carolina Captain of the company from Lincoln 
in the ex|)edition to Camden, and having been previously commission^ 
ed Captain of a company in Lincoln, as such officer I used every exer- 
tion to raise men for the defence of the country. I entered into this 
last service under Col. Dixon sometime in the month of November, 
1780, about the first of that month, and continued in that service 
without a days intermission until about the last day of October follow- 
ing. I remember distinctly we were not discharged until a short time 
after the battle at Yorktown and surrender of Cornwallis. I will 
mention that during the year 1781, while I was out on service, the 
Tories came upon my plantation in Lincoln County and destroyed 
nearly all my property and among the rest they took five horses from 



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WYATT BALLARD. 

Towit: That he, the said Wyatt Ballard, did, in the month of 
February, in the year 1781, at the town of Warrenton, in the Coun- 
ty of Warren, in the State of North Carolina, enter into the regular 
army of the United States aB a regular soldier in the company of Cap^ 
tain Carter for the term of twelve months, said company being a 
company of the Second Xorth Carolina regiment commanded by Col- 
onel Dixon. But Col. Dixon being absent the greater part of the 
year this deponent enlisted for the regiment was commanded by Major 
Armstrong. Said Second Regiment was a part of General Sumner's 
Brigade, said Brigade being a part of General Green's command. 

This applicant further states he faithfully served the United 
States as a common soldier in the corps before mentioned against the 
common enemy the t^'elve months for which he engaged and until 
near the last of April in the year 1782, when he was at Bacon's 
Bridge in South Carolina discharged by General Green; that his dis- 
charge is lost. 

The said Wyatt Ballard further swears that he was at the taking 
of the following forts: at Wright's BluflF, on the Congaree, at Thomp* 
son's Fort^ and one at Friday's Ferrj^, and two forts at Augusta, and 
then in the battle on the 8th of September, 1781, at Eutaw Springs, 
in which battle he was wounded severely by a musket ball in the 
right arm which wound be shows. 



JOHN BUTLER. 

In his declaration for a pension, dated in April, 1818, in Bertie 
County, X. C, he stated that he was enlisted in Windsor, N. C, by 
Lieut. Thomas Bloimt Whitmell in 1776, and served in the Company 
of Capt Jeremiah McClure of the Fourth N. C. Regiment, and waa 
discharged after a service of 3 years, by Colonel Mebane, at Halifax, 
Wm. Hill, Secretary of State for X. C, certified February 1819, 
that "It appears from the Muster roll of the X. C. Continental line 
of the Revolutionary War that John Butler, a private in said line 
enlisted May 5th, 1776, for two and a half years in the 10th Regimenf 
in Capt. Baker's Company and was omitted in 1779." 

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aged 66 years. He enlisted on or about May 4tb, 1776, in the Com- 
pany of Capt. Jeremiah McLayn or McLean, for two years and six 
months at Windsor, and in the Regiment commanded by Colonel 
Thomas Polk. He was discharged at Halifax. He was in the battle 
at Charleston, S. C. The bombardment of Fort Moultrie at Charles- 
ton was June 12th, 1776. 



JOHN DENNY. 

He was in February, 1833, residing in Guilford Coimty, N. C, 
aged 76 years, and states that about the middle of December, 1779, 
or '80 he was drafted into the Company of Capt. Frost & Lt. Hancock, 
marched from Rockingham, N. C, directly to Charleston, S. C, 
where they went into winter quarters, and remained there until April 
4th, following when he received his discharge' from his Captain and 
returned home. The next Fall he volunteered under Capt Andrew 
Wilson, in which Company he served sometimes, and sometimes in 
that of Capt. O'Neal "And was used to counteract the scouting par- 
ties sent out by the British while on Dan River, Va,, and in Rocking^ 
ham and Guilford Counties," but does not recollect how long he was 
thus engaged, probably, however, he thinks, at least two months. 
In the latter part of June, 1781, he volunteered and marched under 
Capt. Robert Bell, with other Companies from the neighboring Coun- 
ties, to join General Greene, at Camden, then over the Wateree to 
Eutaw Springs and at that place he was engaged in the battle of 
September 8th, 1781, which commenced early in the morning and 
very quickly became general. After the battle he was marched with 
about 300 prisoners of the enemy, to Rowan County, N. C. During 
the battle his Company was placed under the command of a French 
Colonel, named, he believed, Malmedy. He was discharged after 3 
months service. His rank during his term of duty was as a private. 

He was bom in Ireland and brought when a child, by his parents to 
America and he settled in Chester County, Penn., where he lived 
until 1772, then with his parents moved to N. C, and settled in 
Guilford County, where since he has been living. In the reorganiza- 
tion of tlic Continental Army in 1778 and 9 and a more general 
one in the Fall of 1780 and early in 1781, Regiments and Com- 
panies consolidated which changed the officers in command, and 
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AITOREW CARSON. 

State of North CaroKna, 
Iredell County. 

On this 22d day of August, 1832, Personally appeared in open 
court now sitting for said county, Andrew Carson a resident of said 
county and State, aged 76 years who being sworn, doth on his oath 
make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act 
of June 7, 1832. The first campaign he served under Capt. Joseph 
Dixon, Lieutenant Carr or Kerr, Ensign Ewin. He does not recol- 
lect the year, but it was late in the fall — ^recollect the snow .was plenty 
(it was cold) — ^familiarly the snow campaign — ^Went out to 96 
(now called Cambridge) South Carolina under the command of G^en- 
eral Rutherford — ^his son James Rutherford was aide to his father, 
Wm. Lee Davidson was Adjutant Was engaged with the Tories at 
96, S. C. Was gone three months and discharged at Sherrill's Ford 
on Catawba by Captain Dixon, which discharge is lost 

The next campaign was against the Cherokee Indians under the 
command of Captain David Caldwell, the same general, adjutant 
and aid as before; started about August, 1776, lay 6 weeks at Cathies 
Fort, on Catawba, waited for the army to collect, marched against 
the Cherokee Indians, had a battle and defeated them on Tennessee 
River and destroyed some of their towns— don't recollect names — ^was 
gone 3 months and discharged at Cathie's Fort by Captain Caldwell, 
which discharge is lost The next campaign was under Captain Cald- 
well and Gteneral Rutherford — ^was stationed at Purysburg on the 
Savannah River — ^remained say 4 or 5 weeks, then moved up the river 
to Two Sisters (so called then) S. C, with the British on Georgia side 
of the river, whom we were watching. As the British moved the 
Americans followed them for 8 days when they learned the British 
had moved back and the Americans retraced their steps to the Two 
Sisters, then to Parisburg (Purysburg) lying alternately at the two 
places for 4 or 6 months. During the latter part of the Campaign 
had a battle at Brier's Creek, March 3, 1779, in which aflPair he 
lost two good horses. The tour was 6 months and was in fall and 
winter 1778-9 but he staid about 6 months owing to the relief not 
coming in time and was discharged by Generals Lincoln and Ruther- 
ford. From this time until Shallow Ford battle with Tories, he was 
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eDgaged in several small tours of days and weeks, at a time not recol- 
lected, except one month he was out under Capt. John Read going to 
the Congaree, where he joined Col. Wade Hampton and was discharg- 
ed. Another tour wslq under Capt. D. Caldwell after Tories and 
foraging — about 52 days. Also he was on duty for 6 weeks after the 
Tory Bryan who was followed down to the Pedee, under Col Lewis 
— overtook and defeated him at Colston's. Also a tour under Gen- 
eral Davidson of 4 weeks. Another of 31 days — was after the Tory 
Bryan under Capt John Graham — ^he was at all times on the alert 
and considered a minute man with, a good horse and arms. Previous 
to the battle at Shallow Ford he was informed of the marching of 
the Tories and mounted his horse to ride 62 miles to Headquarters 
of Gteneral Davidson, where he arrived about sunrise next morning, 
who immediately gave him the command of 52 men, with whidi he 
returned and after manoeuvering for two weeks he came upon and 
routed the main body of the Tories at Shallow Ford on the Yadkin 
after an obstinate engagement in which Captain Francis, a Whig was 
killed. There being no oflScer ranking above Captain — each one com- 
manded his own men. He was out more or less until the battle of 
Guilford, where he arrived the day after it. This activity he con- 
tinued until the end of the war, serving as a ranger and commanding 
a Company of Volunteers at other times. He omitted to state that in 
1776 in May he joined Colonel Mebane at Norfolk, Va,, being one 
months service. The Colonel was going to Charleston "but did not 
get on he thinks till the battle." 

He was born in Rowan County, N. C, March 1, 1756, and when in 
the service he was on Catawba in that part of Rowan, now Iredell 
County and now lives there. He was mostly in what was called the 
partisan warfare and very little with the regulars as the Tories of 
North Carolina were sufficient to keep the Whigs engaged. He had a 
family record as kept by his father; it is lost 

ANDREW CARSON. 

This is to certify that Andrew Carson hath served fifty-two days in 
my Company in actual service by general orders. Given under my 
hand March ye 23, 1781. D. CALDWELL, 

Captain. 

This may certify that Andrew Carson hath served in the public 
service four weeks and two days under command of General Davidson. 



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Given under my hand this 28th day of FeVy, 1782. 

MICHAL ELSBURBY, 

Lieutenant 

These are to certify that Andrew Carson hath served in public 
servis two weeks after Briens and fifteen days at Deep river under 
the command of Captain Beasley. 

Given under my hand this 5th day of August, 1782. 

JOHN GRAHAM, 

Captain. 

Inacription on tombstone in the family burying ground near Hous- 
tonville, Iiedell County, N. C. : 

CAPTAIN ANDREW CARSON, 
Bom Ist March, 1756, 
Died 29th January, 1841. 
He was a Soldier of the Revolutionary War. 



WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON. 

(Petition filed in 3d Auditor's Office.) 

To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States in Congress assembled — 

The petition of William Lee Davidson showeth to your Honorable 
bodies that he is the son and heir of General William Davidson who 
was a soldier of the Revolutionary War and served his country faith- 
fully from the beginning of said war until he was killed at the battle 
of Cowan's Ford on the Catawba River, in the County of Mecklenburg 
in the State of North Carolina. 

'T^en the Revolution broke out on the 22d of April, 1777, the 
State Congress at Halifax raised four additional regiments, to the 
two already in service. Of the 4th Regiment Thomas Polk wa* 
Colonel, James Thackston Lieutenant Colonel, and petitioner's father, 
William Davidson, Major. 

With this regiment^ under General Francis Nash he marched to 
join the Army of the North, under General Washington, where he 
served until Nov, 1779, when the North Carolina line was ordered 
South to reinforce General Lincoln, at Charleston, S, Carolina, Pre- 



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viouB to this your petitioners Father, Wm. Davidson had been pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the line. As the troops 
passed through North Carolina Colonel Davidson obtained a furlough 
for a few days visit to his family which he had not seen for three 
years. This saved him from the fate that befell Lincoln at 
Charleston; for when he approached Charleston, he found it so 
closely beleaguered by the British Army, that he was prevented from 
joining his regiment When Lincoln surrendered, your petitioner's 
Father returned to Mecklenburg and rendered important services in 
subduing the Tories, who, encouraged by the success of the British 
became numerous, daring and dangerous. 

He raised a troop of volunteers and marched against them. At 
Colson's Mill he encountered a strong force of Tories, and a severe 
engagement took place in which petitioner's Father was severely 
wounded. A ball entered the umbilical region and passed through his 
body near the kidneys. This had nearly been fatal. He was con- 
fined for two months with this wound. On his recovery he took the 
field having been promoted for his bravery to a brigadier general in 
the place of General Rutherford, taken prisoner at Camden, S. C. He 
was active with General Sumner and Colonel Davie in checking the 
advance of the British, and throughout this dark period of our for- 
tunes gave unceasing evidence of his untiring zeal in tiie cause of his 
Country. 

After the brilliant affair of the Cowpens (17th Jan., 1781), in 
which General Morgan, with an inferior force, chastised the temerity 
and insolence of Colonel Tarleton, Genl. Davidson was most active 
in assembling the militia of his district to aid Genl. Green (who had 
on the east bank of the Catawba joined the light corps of Morgan) 
in impeding the advance of the enemy, and it was his fortune to guard 
the very ford at which Comwallis attempted to pass. At the head 
of three hundred men^ he took post at Cowan's Ford. 

At day break on the 1st of February, 1781, the British Army 
under Comwallis entered the waters of Catawba (then swollen by 
heavy rains) at Cowan's Ford. The morning was dark and rainy. 
The light infantry under Col. Hall entered first, followed by the 
grenadiers and the battalions. The picket of General Davidson chal- 
lenged the enemy, receiving no reply, the guard fired. This turned 
out the whole force of General Davidson, who kept up a galling fire 
from the ba»k. The guide of the British alarmed at the firing, turn- 



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ed about and left them. This caused an unexpected diversion of the 
enemy from the expected landing of the force, and Col. Hall led them 
directly across. Col. Hall was killed as he ascended the bank. Lord 
Comwallis's horse was shot in the river and fell as he reached the 
bank; three privates killed, and thirty-six British wounded. 

Petitioner's father, General Davidson, in riding from the point 
where he expected the enemy to the point where they landed, was 
shot; the ball passed through his heart and he fell dead from his 
horse. **Your petitioner further showeth to your Honorable bodies 
that in consideration of the gallant services of his Father in the 
defence of his country — the Congress of the United States, in 1781, 
passed the following resolution — "Resolved, That the Governor and 
Council of the State of North Carolina be desired to erect a monu- 
ment at the expense of the United States not exceeding in value of 
five hundred dollars, to the memory of the late Brigadier General 
Davidson who commanded the militia of the District of Salisbury in 
the State of North Carolina and was killed on the first of February 
fighting gallantly for the defense of the liberty and independence of 
these States." 

That petitioner's Father entered the service of his Country at the 
commencement of the Revolutionary War and continued in active 
service until his death at Cowan^s Ford* — a period of more than five 
years, serving part of the time as Lieutenant-Colonel and part as Brig- 
adier General 

Your Petitioner has been informed that his said Father, Genl. 
Davidson was entitled to seven years half pay, by a resolution of Con- 
gress passed the 24th of August^ 1780, and 21st of October, 1780, 
and having died or been killed in service his children are entitled to 
whatever may be due. 

* See Wheeler's History of North Carolina. 



State of Nobth Carolina, 

Office of Secbetary of State. 
I, William Hill, Secretary of State, in and for the State of North 
Carolina do hereby certify that it appears from the muster rolls of 
the Continental Line of this State in the Revolutionary War, that 
William Davidson entered the service in said line as a Major in the 
4th Eegiment on the 15th day of April, 1776, that he was a Lt Colo, 
on the 4th of Octr, 1777, in the 5th Eegiment^ and of the 1st Eegi- 



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ment in 1779. Retired from the Continental service on the Ist of 
Jan'y, 1781. 

Given under my hand this 30th day of Jan'y, 1866. 

W. HILL, Secretary of State. 

(Copy). 



34th Congress, \ qt^xtat't? /Rep. Com. 

3d Semm, ] . SENATE. | ^^ ^^^ 



S. 512. UNITED STATES. 



Jahuabt 21, 1857.— Ordered to be printed. 



Mr. Evans made the following 

REPORT. 

[To accompany bill S. 512.] 

The Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom, was referred the 
petition of William L. Davidson, heir of General William David- 
son, deceased, having had the same under consideration, report : 

That the history of the military services of the father of the peti- 
tioner is fully set forth in Wheeler's History of North Carolina, and 
in the Journals of Congress from 1775 to 1781. He was a member 
of the Mecklenburg convention, which, in May, 1775, made the first 
declaration of independence which emanated from the American 
people. 

After the battle of Lexington when it became manifest that the 
difficulties between the colonies and Great Britain were to be decided 
by the sword, the convention of North Carolina raised six battalions 
for the common defence, and tendered their services to Congress. Of 
the 4th battalion, Thomas Polk was appointed Colonel, James Thack- 
ston lieutenant colonel, and William Davidson major. These ap- 
pointments were made by the Congress of the United colonies, on the 
recommendation of the convention of North Carolina, on the 7th of 
May, 1776. The North Carolina troops were marched to the North, 
under General Nash, to reinforce the army under the command of 
General Washington. 

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the North Carolina troops were ordered to reinforce General Lincoln 
in South Carolina, In the meantime Major Davidson had been pro- 
moted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. 

As the troops passed through North Carolina, he obtained leave of 
absence for a short time to visit his family, whom he had not seen 
since he left them to join the northern army. It is stated in the pe- 
tition, and there is no reason to doubt the fact, that when his furlough 
expired, he immediately repaired to Charleston to join his regiment; 
but when he arrived in the neighborhood, he found the city so closely 
beleaguered that it was impossible for him to go in. 

When Charleston capitulated, in May, 1780, his regiment were 
made prisoners of war, and he, being out of active employment, re- 
paired to Mechlenburgh, his native county, and raised a volunteer 
corps for the purpose of keeping in subjection the tories, who were 
numerous in that part of North Carolina and the adjoining parts of 
South Carolina. In this service he was actively engaged until after 
Gates' defeat in August, 1780. In this battle General Rutherford, 
who commanded the militia of the Salisbury division, was taken pris- 
oner, and his command was conferred by the government of North 
Carolina upon Colonel Davidson, who thus became a brigadier of 
militia, retaining at the same time his rank in the continental army, 
ready to resume his conmiand when his regiment should be exchanged 
or again recruited. 

In January, 1781, whilst Greneral Greene was retreating through 
North Carolina, pursued by a superior force of the enemy under Lord 
Cornwallis, it became of great importance to retard the march of the 
enemy as much as possible, and to enable the American general to 
cross the Yadkin before he could be overtaken. To this end Colonel 
Davidson, by the order of General Greene, posted his command, con- 
sisting of 300 militia, at Cowan's ford, on the Catawba river, which 
it was supposed was one of the passes by which the enemy would 
attempt to cross that river. This conjecture proved to be correct. 

On the morning of the 1st of February, 1781, the enemy, in large 
force, appeared on the opposite side of the river. Their passage was 
resisted with great vigor and courage, and was effected at a heavy 
loss ; but in the conflict the American commander was killed. In 
consideration of his gallant conduct, Congress, on the 20th day of 
September, 1781, passed a resolution requesting the Governor and 
council of North Carolina to erect a monument, at the expense of the 



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United States, not exceeding in value $600, to the memory of the late 
General Davidson, who commanded the militia of the district of Salis- 
bury, in the State of North Carolina, and was killed on the 1 Feb., 
1781, fighting gallantly for the defence of the liberty and inde- 
pendence of these States. 

Under these circumstances, the petitioner claims for himself, and 
the other children of Colonel Davidson, the seven years' half-pay, to 
which they conceive themselves entitled under the resolution of Coh- 
gress of the 24th of August, 1780, which is in these words: "i2e- 
solvedy That the resolution of the 15th day of May, 1778, granting 
half-pay for seven years to the officers of the army who should con- 
tinue in the service to the end of the war, be extended to the widows 
of those officers who have died, or shall hereafter die in the service^ 
to commence from the time of such officer^s death." A subsequent 
part of the same resolution gives the allowance to the orphan children 
of the deceased officer, in case there be no widow or she should after- 
wards marry. From the facts herein stated, there is no doubt 
that, in consequence of the death of General Davidson, his widow, if 
he left one, and if none, his children, who were then orphans, were 
entitled to the seven years' half -pay." 

He was one of those who were entitled to the seven years' half -pay 
under the resolution of the 15th of May, 1778, and he was afterwards 
killed in battle acting under the orders of Major General Greene. 
His command of the militia, and bearing the commission of a major 
general of the militia, could not change the legality of the claim of 
his family, under the resolution of the 24th of August, 1780. 

The committee, therefore, report a bill to pay to the petitioner, W. 
L. Davidson, for himself and the other children of his father, the half- 
pay of a lieutenant colonel of infantry for seven years. They are not 
orphans now, but they were at the death of their father. If they did 
not receive it then, they are entitled now. Such has been the uniform 
construction of the resolution, as appears from many acts passed with- 
in the last thirty years. 



LIEUT. COLONEL HENRY DIXON. 

(In the Petition of Heirs of Lt Col. Henry Dixon.) 
Herndon Haralson, then of Haywood Co., Tenn., makes oath. May 
11, 1840, "that in the year 1781 when Gen. Gireene retreated thro' 



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N. C. into Vii^nia before Lord Comwallis, he, this affiant, re- 
ceived a Captain's Commission, raised a company of volunteers, 
equipped themselves, and joined the army under the command of 
the said Colonel Dixon and Gbn'l Pickens, and marched against a 
body of Tories in the neighborhood of Hillsborough, then commanded 
by Colo. Piles, which they attacked, defeated and cut to pieces on 
the 2l8t Feb., 1781 — from thence in a few days they fought the bat- 
tles of Whitesil's Mill and Guilford Court House." Haralson also 
states that Dixon ^^Marched to the South, where in some action in 
Avhich he fought he received a wound with a musket or a cannon ball, 
but in what part of his body he doth not now recollecf 
Note— Re was wounded at Eutaw Springs, 8. C— Ed. 



JOSEPH GRAHAM. 

In October, 1832, he was residing in Lincoln County, N. C, aged 
73 years and stated that he enlisted in May, 1778, under Capt. Gooden 
in the Fourth North Carolina Regiment commanded by Col. Archi- 
bald Lyttle, a part of the time was orderly sergeant and the balance 
Quarter Master Sergeant, the term of his service to be 9 months after 
arriving at the place of rendezvous at Bladensburg in Maryland. 
They assembled at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N. C, where 
he then lived, from thence marched to near Virginia, receiving re- 
cruits from the other Counties. The field officers on this march were 
Colonel Wm. L. Davidson, Major William Polk and Henry Dickson. 
Capt Smith Harris and others were all assembled in Caswell Cbxmty 
at a place called Moore's Creek. At this place received the news of 
the battle at Monmouth, N. J., (June 28th, 1778) and that the Brit- 
ish had gone to New York City, and as their services were not wanted 
at the North, the men became uneasy that the time of their service 
had not commenced and it was uncertain when it would. A meeting 
took place which with some difficulty was suppressed. Some officers 
broke their swords and some soldiers were crippled. "It was after- 
wards proposed to such of the soldiers as would accept, to take fur- 
loughs of which Graham was one," and he went home to Mecklen- 
burg some time in August On the 5th November following he was 
called into the service under General Rutherford (Brigade of Mili- 
tia) for 6 months, in Col. Lyttle's Regiment At the "10-mile 



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house" they received their arms and camp equipage, from thence to 
Pnrysburg on Savannah River where General Lincoln commanded, 
and N. C. Regulars were organized in two regiments, under Colonels 
Lytle and Armstrong, and the Brigade under Brigadier General Sum- 
ner. Graham was in the Company of Capt Gooden, who with Capt 
W. G^dman were shortly after transferred to a regiment of Light In- 
fantry that was increased by some Companies of Militia after Oten, 
Ashe's defeat at Brier Creek (March 3rd, 1779,) and placed under 
the command of Colonel Malmedy, a Frenchman, and Major John 
Nelson of the N. C. Line. From the time the regiment was formed 
Graham acted as Quarter Master Sergeant to the end of the cam- 
paign. Lt Witton (of the Regulars) who was appointed Quarter 
Master, being in bad health, died about the last of the year, Graham 
discharged the whole duty the most of the time. During this service 
he was in a skirmish with McGist (or McGirt) who commanded the 
British Cavalry before Tarleton arrived. The regiment of Light 
Infantry was twice detached under Count Pulaski, in one of which 
a Lieutenant, Chevalier DeVallier, (a Frenchman) in a rencountre 
with a British piquet, received a mortal wound. Graham was in the 
battle of Stono, June 20th, 1779, and discharged in August, 1779, at 
which time he was ill with bilious fever, from which he had not fully 
recovered at the end of two months. The fever together with the re- 
collection of the hardships in a southern campaign along the sea coast, 
had so depressed his spirits that Graham did not re-enter the service 
until May, when the defeat of Colonel Buford (of Virginia by Col. 
Tarleton May 29, 1760) was announced, with a report that the enemy 
were advancing. The militia were ordered out en masse and he 
joined them. From his experience in military duties, he was ap- 
pointed Adjutant of the Mecklenburg County Militia. The Countj 
being on the frontier, with no other force to protect it, a part of that 
regiment, and sometimes the whole, was retained most of the summer. 
The foot under General Wm. L. Davidson south-east of Charlotte, the 
Horse under Colonel Davie, in detachments, patrolled the country as 
far as Waco and adjoining Counties in the west that were disaffected. 
On the 25th of September it was reported that the British Army were 
on the March from Camden, which caused General Davidson to im- 
mediately march with his command towards Salisbury and ordering 
Graham to join Colonel Davie at Charlotte, where he should take 
command of such inhabitants as the alarm should bring together, 



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which were over 50. In the arrangements by Colonel Davie to oppose 
the entrance of the enemy into the village, Graham was placed in 
command of the reserve, which covered the retreat of the Americans 
by molesting the advance of the British for four miles. This advance 
consisted of all their caValry and a battalion of infantry, and when 
Colonel Davie was put in a supporting distance, a charge was made 
in which Graham received nine wounds and was taken from the field 
to the hospital, remaining two months before his injuries were healed, 
but the "term" of service of the militia had expired and the enemy 
reported to be in Winnsborough, S. C. 

As General Greene was soon expecting the British to advance in 
force, arrangements were adopted to raise men to oppose them, and 
Graham engaged upwards of 50 in two or three weeks, but the prin- 
cipal difficulty was to procure arms, though generally they had rifles 
and nearly half the swords for the cavalry were made by Blacksmiths 
and suspended higher up on the body than the later practice, in order 
to avoid entangling with the limbs when acting as foot soldiers. 

After Tarleton's defeat January I7th, 1781, (At Cowpens, S. C.) 
the enemy in pursuit of General Morgan came to Cowan's Ford on the 
Catawba River, February Ist, 1781, and in the conflict there two of 
Graham's Company were killed (As well as General Davidson) and 
it was the only Company that left the battle ground in order and 
covered the retreat at the same time. On the 7th of -February hia 
Company while hanging on the rear of the British, had a conflict with 
them, on their march from Shallow Ford, on the Yadkin to Salem^ 
in which they were routed. His Company lost one killed and took 
five prisoners. After this the N. C. Militia were placed under the 
command of Gfeneral Andrew Pickens of S. C, and Graham's Com- 
pany, with others, under Colonel Joseph Dickson, crossed Haw River^ 
were detached by General Pickens in the evening with part of hi^ 
Company and forty-five riflemen from Rowan and marched in the 
night of the 17th and at light the next morning, surprised, killed and 
took prisoners, a guard of an officer, with his 26 men, at Hart's Mill 
1 and 1-2 miles from Hillsboro, where the British army was in 
camp. The evening of the same day formed a junction with Col. 
Lee's T>egion and a day or two after this Tarleton with his legion 
set out over Haw River to join Colonel or Dr. Piles with Pickens and 
Lee after him, including Graham's Company, and all the militia, 
equipped as dragoons, were placed under Lee in rear of his dragoons. 



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On falling in with Piles and the Tories, instead of Tarleton passing 
along in front of their line drawn up, none of Lee's men knew their 
character, but Lee, as his men having so recently come to the south, 
did not know the distinguished mark of the Tories, but when the 
militia came near and discovered the red strip of cloth in their hats, 
they made the first attack on them. Some of the blacksmith swords 
broke, others bent, &c. Tarleton, who was in the vicinity, as soon as 
informed of the result started for Hillsboro, the Americans pursued 
about half way and without overtaking him turned to the left up the 
country. The next day, with reinforcements, he attacked our piquet 
guard in the night in which engagement Major Micajah Lewis, a 
Continental oflScer, was killed, and the Americans compelled to retire ; 
this was followed by various movements, which brought both armies 
to the south of Haw River near Alamance Creek. On the 2nd of 
March a detachment of 800 men, all militia, except Lee's Legion, 
advanced in three columns, under his command, Graham and Com- 
pany in front of the left with orders to support the left flank. After 
passing through a farm near Clapp's Mills entering a coppice of woods 
encountered a large party of the enemy drawn up in position, a 
smart firing commenced, and after three or. four rounds our line 
gave way, the ground was so hampered with thick underbrush, and the 
course of the Tories on the left flank, it was done with difficulty, re- 
treated abou^ one mile to the ford on big Alamance, where Col. Otho 
Williams with the regulars under his command and Washington's 
Cavalry, were drawn up to support; the enemy did not pursue more 
than 500 yards. In the affair two were killed, 3 wounded and 2 taken 
prisoners of Graham's Company, in all 7. On the first of March the 
time and service for which the men had engaged was up and about 
one-third of them would go home, the others were persuaded to stay 
longer, being daily in expectation of a general action. 

The day after the battle Graham was directed by Lee to take 25 
men to ascertain if the enemy were occupying the field and, if they 
had left, to follow the trail until he actually saw them which he did, 
on the Salisbury road within half a mile of their headquarters. He 
dispatched a sergeant with six men to inform Lee, and Graham with 
the rest of his party moved after dark through the woods in an unsuc- 
cessful effort to capture two sentinels who fired at them, but as Gra- 
ham and his party proceeded a 1-2 mile up the main road met a patrol 
of cavalry, whom they hailed, then discharged a volley in their faces, 



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causing them to retreat, leaving their officer a prisoner. Upwards 
of 100 cavalry were, as was afterwards learned from a deserter, has- 
tily dispatched from the British camp in pursuit of Graham the 
same night, who met a company of Tories on the march to join them 
and were mistaken for Graham's party. A charge was made with 
considerable slaughter before discovering they were friends. This 
small affair greatly discouraged the Tories in the South. A few 
days before they had been severely cut up by Lee's men and the militia 
whom, at the time, they had supposed was their friend Tarleton. It 
is not known that the Tories attempted to join the British afterwards. 
Subsequently Graham with his Company was in the action at Whit- 
sell's Mills on Reedy Fork under Colonel Washington, when Col. 
Webster with the elite of the British army for 12 miles passed so 
closely as to compel Colonel Otho Williams, the commander, to fight 
long in expectation of a general action. Being disappointed with 
only heavy skirmishing, in which they had acted a prominent part, 
his men determined to return home. Gteneral Greene directed Graham 
to go with them in order to keep them in a compact body until they got 
through the disaffected settlement on the east side of the Yadkin 
River, which they passed on the 14th of March, 1781, and on the 
l7th most of the company arrived home. Owing to the early death 
of General Davidson under whose orders he acted, he received no 
written commission, but Colonel Dickson gave him a written dis^ 
chaj^. During this service he was in 8 battles or skirmishes and 
lost four men killed, three wounded and two prisoners. 

After the battle at Guilford (March 15th, 1781) the enemy hav- 
ing marched to Wilmington and left a garrison there, no militia ser- 
vice was called for in the west until the month of August, 1781, al- 
though the Tories under the protection of the British, had possession 
of the country south of the Cape Fear, until above Fayetteville, 
Colonel Fanning of the Tories, surprised Hillsboro, taking Governor 
Burke prisoner. General Rutherford, who waa captured at Gates' 
defeat, having been exchanged, returned about this time, sent Gra- 
ham orders to raise a troop of Dragoons in Mecklenburgh and many 
of those who served the winter before joined the troop. There were 
but four married men in the troop and he was commissioned as Major 
in the command of Colonel Robert Smith, who had been a Captain 
in the N. C. line. The organization consisted of three troops of 
Dragoons, about 96 men and 200 mounted infantry. Two days there- 



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after the General having received information of the embodying of 
Tories on Raft Swamp, who were about to retreat to Wilmington, de- 
tached Graham with the Dragoons and forty mounted infantry with 
orders to hold them at bay or impede their march so ttat he might 
follow and overtake them. When he did overtake them, charged 
with Dragoons, entirely defeating them, 20 or 30 being killed and 
wounded, entirely with the sabre. 

Graham who was detached by Colonel Smith with one troop o:^ 
Dragoons and two companies of mounted men, surprised at Alfred 
Moore's plantation, a mile below the ferry at Wilmington, and de- 
feated 100 Tories, killed and wounded 12. The next day was in an 
unsuccessful attack on a British garrison in a brick house that cov- 
ered the Ferry opposite Wilmington, with one killed. 

Graham was afterwards detached by General Rutherford witl^ 
three Companies, one of which was Dragoons, by Brunswick, over 
Lockwood's Folly and Wacamo Rivers, to a place called Seven Oaks, 
near S. C line, and was attacked about midnight by the noted 
Gainey of S. C, who was then under a truce with General Marion, 
but appears he did not consider it binding in North Carolina* The 
Cavalry charged defeating them and killed one. Graham had one 
killed, 2 wounded and four horses killed. This service lasted over 
three months and was in four battles. He recapitulated his service 
as follows : 

From May, 1776, to August when Furloughed — 3 months. 

From November 6th, 1778 to August, 1779 — 9 months. 

From about June Ist, 1780, to March I7th, 1781 — 9 1-2 months. 

From about August 20th, 1781, to 1st December — ^to Wilmington 
— 3 1-4 months. 

He was bom in Chester County, Penn., October 13th, 1759. Re^ 
moved to Mecklenburg County, N. C, when about ten years old and 
was present in Charlotte on the 20th of May, 1775, when the Commit 
tee of the County of Mecklenburg made the celebrated Declaration 
of Independence of the British Crown. Since 1792 he has resided 
in Lincoln County, N. C. He died November 12th, 1836. 



WILLIAM GRAHAM. 

He was residing in October, 1832, in Rutherford County, N. C, 
aged 91 years and stated that in 1776 he was appointed Commissioner 



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tx) receive certain articles for the Minute Men in the Militia, by 
the Field Officers of the Province of N. C, at Cross Creek, he being 
at the time Colonel Commandant of the Tryon Militia, by an ap- 
pointment of the Congress at Hillsboro, N. C, in the following words j 
^North Carolina, Hillsboro, in Congress, September 9th, 1775. Thia 
may certify that William Graham, Esq., is appointed by order of 
Congress, Colonel of Militia in the County of Tryon, by order. 
Samuel Johnson, President; Andrew Knox, Secretary.' He con- 
tinued under that appointment until the military were better organ- 
ized and had a regular Governor. In the year 1779 he receivedr 
another conmiission appointing him Colonel of the Lincoln Regiment 
of Militia, dated at Smithfield, May 12th, 1779, signed by Richard 
Caswell, Governor and J. Glasgow, Secretary. 

He was attacked in September, 1780, in his own house, when, with 
David Docky and Wm. Twitty, they repulsed about 25 Tories, killing 
one and wounding three as he believes. Shortly after that the 
Tories, with an additional number, returned to his house, removing 
all the moveables and clothing they found and six likely Negroes. 
Soon after this the officers agreed to assemble their forces at Brown's 
Creek, as a better situation to watch the movements of the British 
and Tories, but before many arrived, and before organization they 
were driven from the position. While on their way back were over- 
taken by the enemy at Wafford's Iron Works, where in the engage* 
ment the enemy were defeated, losing a number killed and six prison- 
ers. The Americans had several brave men killed, among whom 
was Major Burrill Smith of Georgia, Thomas Scott and Capt. John 
Potts, that fell by the side of Graham. In a few hours after the 
battle, Ferguson came in sight, which caused a hasty departure from 
the place and after passing over Broad River, it became necessary 
to separate and reunite their forces. Ferguson marched on through 
Rutherford County to Burke County, N. C, where an engagement 
took place and Major Dunlap, one of Ferguson's officers, was wounded 
which caused the enemy to return back. At this time the Americans 
began to embody and I (Graham) think the same Summer the 
battle of Ramsour Mills was fought" (June 20th, 1780). Graham 
was not in the battle but arrived there the next day in con\pany w ith 
General Rutherford and Colonel Martin and was directed to keep 
in readiness as strong force as he could raise, at a moment's warn- 
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to subsist on, but Graham kept up what was called a "Flying Camp.'^ 
He was over the mountains in, as he thinks, 1776, with General Ruth- 
erford against the Indians. He has in his possession many orders 
from different officers to perform duty, but too tedious to detail. 
Among them are: One from General Greene; five from General 
Rutherford; two from General Thomas Polk; seven from General 
Wm. L. Davidson and two letters of directions from Colonel Small- 
wood. When the war commenced he was wealthy, with a firm con- 
stitution and was stout, but in the seven years, in the prime of life, 
he served with all his strength and fortune, in defence of liberty 
and has lost all. This service as Colonel of Militia was more severe 
than that of officers in the regular army for the Militia in active ser^ 
vice are without camp equipage, no commissary, no munitions of 
war, except by accident. Now he is old and blind. 

He was bom in Augusta, Va,, in 1742, and when the war com- 
menced he was living in Tryon, now Lincoln County, N. C. 

He was the oldest Colonel in the frontier parts of North Carolina 
and much of the arrangements for their protection devolved upon 
him; such as selections of localities for Forts, which had to be 
erected and provided with a garrison. He names Waddleboro, EarleSj 
White Oak, Russells and Botts, as Forts under his direction and 
superintendence and to whom spies reported. 



PLEASANT HENDERSON. 

He was residing in September, 1832, in Huntingdon, Carroll 
County, Tenn., and stated that he was bom in Granville County, N. 
C, January 9th, 1756, and lived in N. C, until May 21st, 1830. 
when he removed from Chapel Hill in Orange County, the seat of the 
University of N. C, to Tenn., where he arrived July 7th following, 
and since that period continued to live in Carroll County, Tenn. 
Early in 1776 he volunteered in his native state, at the time the 
militia was called to suppress an insurrection or assemblage of Tories 
at Cross Creek near Fayetteville, with intention to join Josiah Mar- 
tin, the Colonial Governor who had taken refuge on board a small 
naval vessel stationed at the mouth of Cape Fear river, in the County 
of Brunswick. The volunteer companies were promptly raised in 
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Thomas Satterwhite, of at least 75 men each. To the latter Hender- 
son was attached as Sergeant Major and both marched to Hillsboro 
(probably, though blotted) to join the volunteers of Orange county, 
from thence going to Cross Creek, under the command, he thinks, of 
Colonel John Butler, afterwards General Butler, where they joined 
a Company of Continental Troops commanded by Capt. Robert 
Rowan. The next, or the succeeding day, a considerable force from 
the more western Counties arrived under the command of Alexander 
Martin of the Continental line. As the Tories had been defeated a day 
or two before Henderson arrived at Moore's Creek bridge (February 
27th, 1776) he did not remain longer than was necessary to make 
prisoners of as many Tories as was possible, but returned, with others, 
to their respective homes — absent one or two months. In the latter 
part of summer or Fall of 1778 a brigade of Militia was ordered to 
be raised and sent to the aid of S. C. and Georgia, to serve six months 
after being mustered at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Hender- 
son volunteered and was appointed Lieutenant in the Company of 
Capt Richard Taylor, of Granville County, in the regiment of Col- 
onel James Landis. 

At Hillsboro, on his march to Charlotte, the company joined some 
troops of the line, going leisurely to the point of rendezvous, coUectr 
ing drafts, volunteers, carriages, provisions, etc At Charlotte were a 
good many officers of the line, among whom was Colonel Dixon, 
Colonel Lyttle, Major Nelson and others. From thence marched to 
Charleston, arriving in the vicinity about the middle of December, 
and a few days thereafter General Lincoln came as commandant of 
the Southern Department About Christmas intelligence was receiv- 
ed that the British had landed at Savannah, defeated the troops there 
and were in possession of the town (December 29th, 1778). He 
was immediately ordered to Purysburg on the S. C. side of the Sa- 
vannah river, about 20 miles above Savannah, where they joined the 
remains of the defeated army from the latter place and he became 
acquainted with Colonel Roberts of the Artillery, Colonel Mason, 
Capt Doggett, who afterwards was killed in the battle of Stono (June* 
20th, 1779) and where also he met his brother William Henderson, 
Colonel or Lt Colonel of, perhaps, the 3rd Regiment of the S. C. line, 
the same who was subsequently a General and wounded at Eutaw 
Springs (Sept 8th, 1781). Soon after the arrival of tho troops at the 
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encampment, General Lincoln arrived and established his headquar- 
ters in the town. His principal aid was believed to be Edward 
Everett, of Vii^nia- 

General Lincoln ordered a corps of Light Infantry to be organized, 
consisting of one Company of Regulars and three of Militia from the 
N. C. Brigade, with the command to Col. Lytic and Major Nelson. 
The Militia Companies were promptly filled from the brigade by vol- 
unteers and Henderson was assigned as Lieutenant in one of the Com- 
panies, commanded by Capt. Jameison. In a few days it was ordered 
to Augusta on the S. C. side of the river, with all possible dispatch 
as the British were pushing up a detachment on the Georgia side of 
the river. This march of 100 miles was performed in four days, tak- 
ing possession of a Bluff, on the S. C. side, called Fort Moore Bluff. 
The following morning the enemy arrived and took possession of 
Augusta. In a week or two General Ashe with reinforcements also 
arrived from North Carolina and as Senior officer assumed the com- 
mand. It was not long before the British evacuated Augusta and as 
quickly as possible. the troops crossed the river in pursuit until inter- 
cepted by the destruction of the bridge at Brier Creek, whixih also 
prevented the junction with a strong detachment under General 
Rutherford, for the want of boats. Before it could be effected the 
enemy being reinforced from Savannah returned by a circuitous route 
and surprised General Ashe with an easy victory. Major Henderson 
was not in the battle, for the day after the arrival of the army at 
the bridge, he was selected and sent by General Ashe to Purysburg, 
General Lincoln's Headquarters, with a verbal communication, as 
to the wants and condition of his army. The intermediate country 
being so infested by Tories that a communication in writing was un- 
safe and impolitic. The battle of Brier Creek was March 3rd, 1779. 
The army retreated to General Rutherford's Station, the Twin Sisters 
Ferry, and remained in a great measure inactive until the expiration 
of its term of service about the last of April. "Henderson was ap- 
pointed Paymaster of Colonel Sanders' (or Landis) r^ment in 
which he was an officer as aforesaid.'* 

His third and last tour of duty was in 1761. In consequence of 
Lord Comwallis entering the State of N. C. in pursuit of the prison- 
ers taken at the Battle at Cowpens (January 17th, 1781), the L^- 
islature or the Governor ordered a regiment of 200 mounted infantry 
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man (though Henderson believed he was a Colonel on the Continen- 
tal establishment), who appointed him, imsolicited. Major. The 
troops were embodied about the time Lord Cornwallis was at Hills- 
boro, N. C, and General Greene to the Northward, near the Va. line. 
The regiment did not join General Greene until two days after the 
battle at Guilford (March 15th, 1781). Several counties south of 
Hillsboro were proverbial for the Toryism of their inhabitants and 
General Greene in order to prevent their joining the British army, 
directed its march into the disaffected Counties, there to manouvre 
in the best manner to intimidate the people and prevent them from 
strengthening the British Army. The regiment joined GeneraJ 
Greene at the Iron Works in Guilford County to which he had re- 
treated after the battle at Guilford, and in a few hours it was ordered 
back to its former ground and did not join the General again until 
the day after he reached Ramsay's Mills in Chatham County. He 
detached it the same evening to Wilmington, a point to which it was 
believed. Lord Cornwallis was retreating, where, and in the vicinity, 
the regiment remained until their service expired. The only skir- 
mish the regiment had with the enemy was at Ramsay's Mills when 
a party of horse attacked, as the regiment made a charge on a picket 
guard not many yards from the quarters of Lord Cornwallis. Had 
it not been from the circumstance that the guard was surrounded by 
a strong fence that the horse could not break over the whole ground, 
a Captain would have been sabered. As it was it resulted in killing 
two of the advanced sentinels and capturing two. Henderson was 
ordered by Colonel Malmedy to cover the retreat of the horse and 
consequently could not lead in the charge. A letter on file states he 
died about December 10th, 1846. 



BENJAMIN HESTER. 

In February, 1833, of Granville County, N. C, testifies that he 
joined Captain Taylor's Company at the Troublesome Iron Works 
the day after the Battle of Guilford C. IL, and distinctly recollects 
the two incidents related by Capt. Taylor, viz : The attack on Tarle- 
ton's Dragoons and the affair at the cabin, as recited by him. He 
thinks, however, that the name of the party wounded in retreating 
from the cabin and who afterwards died, was Capt^ Crump (instead 



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Drake). The hat that fell from his head when wounded was taken 
possession of by his brother Jo. Hester, who was present at the time. 
His brother John was also one of the party. Benjamin Hester 
states that DeGloback, who was with Taylor in the attack on the 
pickets of the enemy, had no commission at that time, nor did he 
receive it until aftenvards near Wilmington, as his expression at the 
time of receiving it was "Dam *em, I will fight them to the very hell." 
The 8 prisoners taken in that attack were wounded by the sword of 
Benjamin Hester. The two first were sentries at their post On 
their retreat he captured the third who was sheltered behind a tree 
and h6 drove him along before him until he came up with the rest of 
the Company from whom he had been partially separated. DeGlo- 
back inmiediately ordered him to kill the Hessian, which was not done 
although somewhat maltreated. He was in the pursuit of Cornwallis 
to Wilmington, N. C. 



^ WILLIAM HUNT. 

William Hunt, a witness, of Granville County, in December, 1832, 
stated that in August, 1780, a regiment of mounted Volunteers was 
mustered into the service in Oxford, Granville County, N. C, com- 
manded by Col. Phil. Taylor of which he (Hunt) was Major, which 
marched through Hillsboro to Salisbury, where was embodied another 
regiment of Volunteers under CoL Davie who took the command in 
chief of both regiments, from thence going to Charlotte, but before 
reaching the latter place, a detachment of the main body in advance 
had an engagement with the rear of the British Army, in which a son 
of General Locke was killed. The command had no particular desti- 
nation but to follow Cornwallis, so as to protect the country from the 
ravages of the enemy and to harass his army. They were for short 
periods at 6 Mile Creek, 12 Mile Creek and at Waxhaw Creek. When 
Cornwallis crossed the Catawba River they returned to a place or set- 
tlement called Providence, where they remained until relieved by 
General Smallwood. Their term of service was for three months but 
the General in command refused their discharge by reason of the 
unprotected situation of the country until one month later, when 
relieved by General Smallwood. John Taylor, Sr., was in the regi- 
ment, of which Hunt had in part the command, but he was employed 
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JOHN P. IVES. 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA— Obavbn County— ««. 

On this 14th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and thirty-two, personally appeared in open Court 
before George Wilson, John Harris, and John Brinson the Court of 
Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County of Craven, JOHN P. 
IVES, a resident of said County, aged seventy-eight years in October 
next, who being first duly sworn doth on his oath make the following 
declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 
June 7, 1832 : 

That he volunteered in the militia about the beginning of the Revo- 
lutionary war under Thomas Hyre and marched to Wilmington, 
North Carolina; that this was for a term of three months — ^he was 
discharged and came home to Craven County. He remained at home 
about five or six months and then enlisted to serve six months, to be 
completed after leaving the State. 

He remained in the State about three months after enlistment and 
then marched to Charleston under Capt, Weeks — ^William Caswell 
was Colonel (son of Qeneral Caswell). He remained at Charleston 
and news arrived that the British had taken Savannah. He was 
then marched to Augusta, the British and Tories retreated from Au- 
gusta, towards Savannah, the Whigs pursued under Qeneral Ashe.. 
At Brier Creek, the enemy set fire to the bridge and while the Whig? 
were at work upon it they were surprised and after a little skirmish- 
ing retreated. Declarant says that his Captain (Weeks), took violent 
cold in crossing the Savannah river and died at a place called the 
Two Sisters, about four or five miles from Brier Creek. The de- 
feat at Brier Creek happened just about the time his term of ser- 
vice expired and he was regularly discharged at Kinston, N. C. In 
the course of the same year he enlisled for three months under John 
Council Bryan and was employed in ^ nrding prisoneis and marched 
with prisoners to Halifax twice. 



JAMES JONES, OF DAVIESS CO., KT. 

Vol. in Inf. 1778 in Co. Rowan, N. C, under Capt Wm. Wilson, 
John Todd, Lt., Alex. Dobbins, Ensign, Reg. under CoL Francis 



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Locke, Brig. Qen'l Ruthherford. Rendezvous at Salisbury, N". C, 
marched thence through Mecklenburg Co. to Camden, S. C, thence to 
Santee River, crossing at Nelson's Ferry; thence to Charleston, re- 
mained some days, thence to Purysburg on Savannah river, where we 
joined Gen. Lincoln and the main army. Another time the B. army 
were marching near the S. river in Ga. Both armies seemed for some 
time watching each other on opposite sides of the S. river. Capt W. 
was ordered from the main army and posted on a lagoon running into 
the river between Tubber's ferry and the Two Sisters' Ferry, and I 
was one of the guard sent with him. During the winter we had a 
skirmish with the B., who were ascending the River in boats near a 
place called the White House, where our commissary stores were de- 
posited ; thence by a forced march we went up the river to reinforce 
Gen. Ashe, who was encamped on Briar Creek in Ga., and we had 
reached the Ferry on Savannah river off wh. Gen. Ashe was en- 
camped and heard the firing of the Guns and a part of the army had 
answered, and we met Ashe on his retreat from the B. army. The 
whole army then retreated back and encamped at the Two Sisters' 
Ferry, where we remained some weeks and thence we marched to a 
place called Turkey Hill, where we remained until the 10th day of 
March, 1779, when we were discharged, from whence, however, we 
were marched to our Co. off back to our homes in Rowan Co.— dis- 
charged, he thinks, by Col. Locke. 

In 1780 I served a tour of three mo's in Mecklenbug Co., under 
Capt. Thos. Cowan, Lt Saml. Knox, and Ensign John Morrison. Our 
Co. were horsemen. The Cols present with the army were Craig and 
Barringer. Gen'l Morgan who comdd. the Regulars, was our cmdr. 
Were scouting on several occasions and made attack on B. at Polk's 
Mill, under Capts. Hart and Dixon. B. army then occupied Meck- 
lenburg C. H., but be4 our discharge they retreated from Mecklen- 
burg and marched back into S. C. Out 3 months. 

In the fall 1781 volunteered as private in Rowan Co. for 3 mos. 
under Capt Rich. Simmons. Lt. Hoodsman and Ensign John Car- 
son. Joined army on Pee Dee, Co. belonged to Col. Smith's Corps 
(Joseph Graham was Major). Gen. Rutherford was comdr. Marched 
to Raft Swamp, defeated a party of Tories said to be under McNeil ; 
thence towards Wilmington, leaving Fayetteville on the left, till we 
arrived at a Brick Bldg. off Wilmington where there was a B. garri- 
son, but failed for want of artillery. John Gay was killed at this 



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place. Our commander was Col. Smith. Soon after this Capt Sim- 
mons was ordered over the Cape Fear River, and marched on the N. 
E. river, which we swam on account of the B. having burnt the end 
of the Bridge, and marched into Wilmington, where we remained a 
few days, and then .we marched down Cape Fear to a place called the 
Sounds, watching the B. vessels, which lay in the river. Here we 
remained until our three mo^s had expired and were discharged and 
went home. 

This declarant further states, that during the years 1780 and 1781, 
he served seven tours as a minute man, which averaged at the least 
10 or 12 days each tour, against the Tories, sometimes called out by 
the Colonels, sometimes by the Captains. These tours were in Ro- 
wan and the adjoining Cos. I was two of the afsd tours under 
Col. Locke and Col. Brandon, and marched as far as Broad River, 
where Col. McDowell was encamped. I was on one of these tours 
with Gen. Wm. Lee Davidson and we had a skirmish with Comwallis' 
army at Cowan's Ford on the Catawba, and Gen. D. was killed at this 
place about the 1st day of Feb., 1781, as well as this respondent now 
recollects. This declarant served several other minute tours, which 
he does not enumerate and claim pay for, but states that in the tours 
and campaigns before and herein specified he served faithfully 
fourteen months and upwards for which he asks for pay. 

The applet states that he was born in York Co., Penn., in the yr. 
1760, and removed to settle in Rowan Co., where he resided dur- 
ing the Rev. war. About the year 1824 removed to present res. in 
Daviess Co. Ky., was a volunteer in all the tours performed. 



WILLIAM LENOIR 

In May 1833 he was residing in Wilkes County, N. C, and states 
he was bom May 8th, 1751, in Brunswick County, Va., and lived, 
during his service in the war of the Revolution, in Surry (now 
Wilkes) County and he has resided there since. He was a volunteer 
in the service and that his commission as Lieutenant was signed by 
Governor Caswell, as he believes, but by whom his commission as 
Captain was signed he cannot say, as both are lost After the said 
war he was promoted to higher rank in the Militia and gave no at- 
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In the year 1776 a requisition was made by the government, to 
raise a csertain number of Militia, as minute men, and he volunteered 
as a private (although he was Lieutenant in the Militia Company of 
Capt, Joseph Hemdon) under Capt. Jesse Walton, which was soon 
ordered to the eastern or lower part of N. C. to suppress an insurrec- 
tion of the Scotch Tories. After he had proceeded about fifty miles 
assisted in the capture of the Tory, Colonel Gideon Wright, whose 
house was surrounded in the night, and conveyed him to the little 
town of Richmond, where he was disposed of in some manner not now 
recollected. After this event Lenoir was taken sick on the road ren- 
dering him unable to travel, and Capt. Walton discharged him. Hq 
made his way home with much difficulty. The calls for Militia from 
Surry County to suppress insurrection were repeated in quick suc- 
cession and as soon as he was able to travel he volunteered as b^ Lieu- 
tenantof Militia Co. to which he belonged, commanded by Capt Hem- 
don, which marched to Shallow Ford on the Yadkin, distant 60 or 70 
miles, from the place of rendezvous, when orders were received to 
return home. A very short time after the Company was ordered to 
the same i)oint of destination as before and after marching the same 
distance, they were again directed to return home. In these two 
expeditions Lenoir was absent five weeks. 

As Surry was a frontier County the inhabitants were much an- 
noyed and alarmed by the frequent depredations of the Indians, it 
was necessary for the public safety and security that active measures 
should be adopted to effect that object and Lenoir was selected, by 
the Colonel of the County, to raise a Company of Rangers to patrol 
the frontier settlement and protect them from the incursions of the 
Indians. In obedience to this order he organized a Company which 
was stationed at a convenient point on the headquarters />f the Yad- 
kin River, from whence they ranged the country on the Blue Ridge 
for a considerable distance as well as west of it, between the water 
of the Yadkin and New River, the inhabitants of which localities, 
from depredations and the great danger of their exposure, were com- 
pelled to abandon their homes to seek security in the interior settle- 
ments. In this service, he believes, he was engaged as Captain of the 
Company for 6 weeks or upwards in the summer of 1776. 

In August 1776 he volunteered as Lieutenant with Capt. Benja- 
min Cleveland in an expedition against the Cherokee Indians. His 
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mentioned, were not all prepared to join another, he accepted the 
position nnder Capt Cleveland, who had a very large Company that 
required two Lieutenants, of which he was the first. He set out oi> 
the march under Colonel Martin Armstrong, the Colonel of the 
County, direct to the Pleasant Garden, in the County of Burke, where 
they joined General Griffith Rutherford to make the necessary or- 
ganizations and other arrangements. From thence they went to the 
Cherokee Nation, the towns of which were generally abandoned, ex- 
cept by straggling Indians, women and children. Capt. Cleveland 
was stationed with a few men at the middle towns, while Lenoir was 
appointed to the command of the remainder of the Company, and 
marched, under Colonel Armstrong, to the Hiawassee towns, which 
they destroyed and killing some Indians. The S. C. Militia was to 
have met General Rutherford at the Middle Towns, but upon his ar^ 
rival no intelligence could be obtained from them and he set out 
for the Hiawassee towns as before stated. After the departure of 
General Rutherford from the Middle towns, the S. C. troops arrived 
there and immediately started for Hiawassee with expectation of 
joining him at that place, but taking a different route they were 
attacked on the way by a party of Indians who had formed an am- 
buscade, but by the skilful and prudent conduct of their officers they 
were dislodged with a considerable number killed whom it is be- 
lieved they carried off. The S. C. troops lost about 15 men who were 
buried in a swamp and upon whom they constructed a pole causeway, 
over which the Militia marched as they returned from the Hiawassee 
to the Middle towns. Lenoir served 20 days as Captain on this oc- 
casion. After having destroyed the Indian towns, with all their 
stock, com, and other property that could be found, the troops re- 
turned to N. C. and their respective homes. Although but few were 
killed in this expedition, yet from the fatigue, exposure and privation, 
a great number died after they arrived home "much of which Lenoir 
suffered.'^ He believed he served 70 days as Lieutenant, making with 
the twenty days as Captain, three months. After his return home he 
was appointed Captain of the Company in the District where he re- 
sided, which rank he held until the close of the war. In 1777 Surry 
County was divided by an Act of the Legislature and Lenoir was 
included in that portion which is now Wilkes County, but his Com- 
pany District was the same. Shortly after the division he was or- 
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to march his Company down Hunting Creek to detect some outlying 
Tories and other suspicious characters. He was unsuccessfully em- 
ployed for some weeks in the Spring of 1778. In the Fall of 177S 
he, with his Company, accompanied Colonel Cleveland over the Blue 
Ridge and down New River to Virginia to detect and subdue some 
Torie? who infested that section of the country and captured some of 
them and thus after restoring tranquility and apparent security to 
the settlements, recrossed the mountains for their homes. The 
Tories taken, after an examination, were permitted to go at large by 
promising future loyalty to the cause of independence. In some in- 
stances Colonel Cleveland administered the oath of allegiance. He 
was gone about 26 days. He was again ordered out with his Company 
to march across Brushy Mountain together with other troops under 
Colonel Cleveland, to subdue some Tories on Cowe's Creek and its 
waters, who kept that neighborhood in a state of alarm. A Tory by 
the name of Williams was captured, from whom they endeavored to 
obtain information relative to suspected persons, but he refused to 
give any until Col. Cleveland adopted the expedient of hanging him 
to the limb of a tree, or a bent down sapling, which, however, did not 
produce the desired effect. This was repeated a second time with 
more severity, then only to give encouragement to the Whigs and 
alarm to the Tories. The result of the expedition was to restore a 
tolerable state of security in that part of the country. He was ab- 
sent 20 days. 

In May or June 1779 information was received that the Tory 
Captain Whitson with a Company was committing great depredations 
on the waters of the Catawba, and Lenoir was ordered with his 
Company and some others to march under Col. Cleveland up the Yad- 
kin River, and across the Catawba, in quest of Whitson. On the 
march down the Catawba, Colonel Larkin Cleveland, a brother of 
Colonel Benjamin, was badly wounded by a shot from a high cliff 
of rocks, supposed from a Tory, who made his escape. 'Capt Lenoir, 
with a detachment of forty men, well mounted, was o/dered to patrol 
the country between the Catawba River and the South Fork after 
Whitson, which they did all night without success. On their re- 
turn Colonel Cleveland returned home, after an absence of about 
one month. A short time after this last service Colonel Cleveland 
received (late in the afternoon) intelligence that the Tories were 
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immediately to Wilkes C. H., distant fourteen miles from his resi- 
dence, where Lenoir with what men he could collect immediately 
joined in and by their united exertion succeeded in raising about 200 
men, and at daybreak on the following morning had marched to the 
place where the Tories were said to be, a distance estimated at 21 
miles, but the Tories had fled with great precipitation towards the 
south. They promptly pursued them with all possible speed as far 
as Lincolnton, but did not arrive until after the celebrated battle at 
Ramsour's Mills, in which the Tories were triumphantly defeated 
(June 20th, 1780). Upon hearing of this event they returned home, 
absent about one month. 

In August or September 1780 he was ordered by Colonel Cleveland 
to march with his Company southwardly against the British and 
Tories who were harassing the people to great extremities in Burke 
County, and Colonel Cleveland receiving information of the encamp- 
ment of about 100 Tories at Little John^s Meeting House, a few 
miles in advance of his troops, directed him to select 26 men, well 
mounted, to approach the Tory camp until they fired unon him, with 
strict injunction to retreat without returning the fire, in order to 
lead them into ambuscade, which he. Colonel Cleveland, would form 
for that purpose. This arrangement was countermanded by an ex- 
press which was received before the Tory Camp was reached, and 
all the men to return except five, to be selected by Lenoir, with whom 
he was to proceed to execute the original arrangement, but he found 
the camp abandoned. They, 'however, advanced considerably farther 
into Burke County, where they joined a regiment from Virginia 
under Colonel Campbell and some Militia from the Northwestern 
side of the Blue Ridge under Colonels Sevier and Shelby, together 
with the Militia of Burke County under Col. Charles McDowell. 
With these reinforcements the march was continued southwardly 
until reaching flutherford County, when they were informed of the 
progress and advance of a large body of British and Tories, com- 
manded by Colonel Ferguson. Upon this intelligence orders were 
immediately given for every man that had a horse, or could procuroi 
a suitable one, to be ready to march at simrise the next morning to 
oppose Ferguson. "There being no regular ofiicer or even soldier ex- 
cept two belonging to the troops (and they having joined as Militia 
men) nor no militia officer above the grade of Colonel, it was agreed 
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tachment They accordingly took up the line of march at the ap- 
pointed time (leaving behind all those who had been unable to pro^ 
cure horses) and on the way were joined by some militia from South 
Carolina under the command of Colonel Williams, which augmented 
their number to about 700, according to the best calculation whidi he 
(Lenoir) could make (the footmen who were left behind amounting to 
about 1500). They continued their march all day that day and all 
night, it being very dark and rainy, and on the next day (being the 
7th October 1780) attacked Colonel Ferguson on King's Mountain, 
near the line between North and South Carolina, and after a hot 
engagement, which lasted about three-quarters of an hour, achieved 
the total defeat of Colonel Ferguson and his whole army, every man 
of whom was in camp at the commencement of the action, being 
either killed or taken. The killed on the side of the enemy being 
estimated at 250 and on the side of the Whigs at 32. The remainder 
of the army amounting to about 937, according to the best estimate 
which could be made from the papers of the commander, were de- 
tained as prisoners of war. In this action, he (Lenoir) received two 
wounds from bullets, one in his side and the other in his arm and a 
third bullet passed through his hair above where it was tied. 

The next day the American army started on their return with the 
prisoners (of whom as counted by Capt Lenoir, 725 were embodied 
men) who, exclusive of officers, wounded, sick, etc., were compelled 
to carry the guns that had been taken, many taking two guns each 
and proceeded on until they met with the footmen who had been left 
behind. Together they marched to and halted in Rutherford County, 
where a court martial, composed of field officers, selected about 32 of 
the most obnoxious of the Tories who had been taken, and ordered 
them to be hung. After executing three at a time until nine were 
executed, the remainder were respited. The army then left Ruther- 
ford County with the prisoners for the Moravian towns in Stokes 
County, where they were stationed a considerable time guarding them, 
until relieved by other troops, then Capt Lenoir with his Company 
returned home. Absent three months. 

About the time, l>ut before, Lord Comwallis arrived at Salisbury 
from S. C, Capt. Lenoir, with his Company volunteered and also six 
other Captains from Wilkes County with their Companies, marched 
to join Qien. Greene, as they expected, at Salisbury. On the way, 
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tween Lenoir and Capt. Benjamin Herndon respecting their seniority, 
or who was entitled to assume the command, and being tmable to de- 
termine it themselves, agreed to leave it to the soldiers to make choice 
of a commander for that tour, when all but six followed Lenoir, and 
he assumed command accordingly. Before reaching Salisbury he was 
informed Gen. Greene had marched toward Virginia, and Comwallis 
was in or near Salisbury and he changed his course towards Salem, 
crossing the Yadkin at Enoch's Ferry. On the way he succeeded by 
stratagem in retaking three British* oflBcers, who had been captured by 
General Morgan at the battle of the Cowpens, but had made theii* 
escape from the guard. Several outlying Tories were also taken who 
were in the Company of the British officers. In pursuing his march 
they camped all nig:ht near the old Moravian town, where he learned 
that the British Army was then in that place. Not knowing where 
to find Qen. Greene he turned his course up the country to effect a 
junction with General Pickens, which took place near Mitchell's 
River in Surry County. Selecting about forty mounted infantry he 
joined him and leaving the remainder of his troops which were under 
his command, under the command of Capt Herndon, immediately 
set out with General Pickens towards Hillsboro, at which place Com- 
wallis was. Q^n. Pickens having understood that Tarleton with his 
dragoons and infantry had crossed Haw River, set off immediately 
in pursuit, after being joined by Colonel Lee with his cavalry. They 
crossed Haw River at Batler's Ford, but before overtaking Tarleton, 
fell in with a body of Tories under Doctor Pyles, a Tory Colonel, 
with whom they immediately engaged and literally cut them to pieces, 
some, however, made their escape and some were taken prisoners. 
When the conflict first commenced it was believed that they were » 
part of Col. Tarleton's infantry, but they were not. Lenoir escaped 
without a wound himself, but had his horse wounded and his sword 
broken. General Pickens learning that Tarleton was encamped at 
Colo. O'Neil's Mill detached Capt Lenoir with a few men to recon- 
noitre his camp, by which means he learned that Tarleton had de- 
camped about midnight going on the road towards Hillsboro. Gen- 
eral Pickens being apprised of this movement, started forthwith in 
pursuit, but finding that he could not be overtaken before arriving at 
Hillsboro, it was abandoned and he turned his course up the north side 
of Haw River. On the following second or third night it was learned 
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hand, Colonel Lee, with his dragoons, haying left General Pickens. 
Major Mica j ah Lewis a Federal oflScer went out to reconnoitre, ae 
well as to ascertain the facts, but unfortunately approaching too near 
to Tarleton's dragoons, believing them to be Lee's, he received several 
wounds that terminated his life. General Pickens continued his 
march and joined General Greene near the High Rock Ford on Haw 
River. 

At this time Lenoir being Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for Wilkes County, and the session of the Court coming on in 
a few days, it was necessary for him to return home. He accordingly 
obtained leave of absence from the service. Absent six weeks. This 
last expedition terminated his military service during the war, al- 
though considerable other service was performed which has not been 
enumerated herein. He died May 6th, 1839. In a letter dated 
Fort Defiance May 16th, 1833, he states that he was commissioned 
Colonel of cavalry of the 5th Division of N. C. Militia, and Major 
General of said 5th Division in January, 1795. 



DANIEL LANK 

That he entered the service of the United States under the follow- 
ing named officers and served as herein stated : that when this appli- 
cant was in his 17th year he was drafted to guard the jail in New- 
berne where he served one month and was relieved by one James 
Horsekins (Hoskins), who was hired by the brother in law of this 
applicant as his substitute; the latter part of 1779 this applicant 
volunteered under James Pearce, Captain, from Swift Creek in 
Craven County, James McDaniel, Lieutenant, from Jones, and 
Roger Bratcher, Ensign. We rendezvoused at Kinston in Lenoir, 
where we found a small regiment under the conunand of Colonel 
Shepard. We marched under Captain Pearce to Wilmington, thence 
to Georgetown in South Carolina, to Monks Comer near Charleston 
where we encamped between two and three weeks and then marched 
into Charleston just before the seige commenced. When we arrived 
in Charleston we were put under the immediate command of Col. 
Shepard — the general command was assumed by General Lincoln. 
The town was besieged by British troops and orders having been given 
that those whose time was about to expire could either retire or enlist 
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and an expectation of starvation, and this applicant's time of service 
being about to expire the company to which this applicant belonged 
was put on board of a vessel in the month of March and sailed out of 
the Harbor of Charleston, on the very day that Fort Moultrie was 
taken by the British, up the Cooper river about four miles where we 
were landed and marched thence to the town of Georgetown. At this 
latter place the company was separated, part going round by land with 
the baggage, and the rest, with whom was this applicant, crossed the 
bay from Georgetown to Wilmington, N". C. From Wilmington we 
came on home to Craven County where we were discharged having 
served five months. This applicant never received a discharge. 

Whilst in Charleston this applicant was ordered under Colonel 
Wallace to face the British who appeared on the South side of 
Ashley river. The British (here being the ferry on Ashley river), 
fired across upon us and we were not injured but the foraging party 
belonging to the Americans which was sent on the south side of 
Ashley river were nearly all destroyed. This applicant is not cer- 
tain that Fort Moultrie was taken on the day he left Charleston Har- 
bor but was induced to believe so from the fact that a cannonading 
took place between the British fleet and the fort (Moultrie) and af- 
terwards the British fleet sailed by the fort up to the city. 

This applicant did recollect some of the regiments and officers but 
so long a time has elapsed that his memory has failed him in i*e- 
calling them to his memory. This applicant served as a sergeant in 
his company from the time that he entered it until his discharge. 
This applicant has no documentary evidence to support the statement 
herein contained. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to 
a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name 
is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. 

D. LANE. 

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. 

J. T. STAITLEY, Clerk. 



JAMES McBRIDE. 

He was residing in October 1832 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, 
and states that he was born in August 1750 in the County of Down, 
Ireland, from thence emigrated to Lancaster County, Penn., and in, 



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1771 or 2 removed to Guilford County, North Carolina. After the 
war he lived in Guilford County until 1800, when he went to Ten- 
nessee and resided principally in Williamson County, then, in 1806, 
returned to Guilford County, N. C, where he remained until the 
Spring of 1812, when he finally settled in Lincoln County, Tenn. 
While living in Guilford County, N. C, he enlisted for six months 
about the close of 1775, with Capt. George Davidson in the first 
N. C. Regiment^ Colonel Francis Nash. Although he was comman- 
der of the Regiment he did not see him until he (McBride) reached 
Charleston, S. C. He was placed with his Company under the com- 
mand of Colonel Alexander Martin, who marched first to Fayette- 
ville, then by water to Wilmington, from thence to Brunswick, and 
Long Bay, to Wochama River, where going on board of vessels sailed 
to Georgetown then by land to Charleston, where remaining until the 
attack on Sullivan^s Island, he was transported across the Bay to 
HadrilFs Point and was there during the firing of the ship Acteon. 
Afterwards he was stationed on the Island until his term expired. 
On his return home he joined the Company of Capt Arthur Forbis 
and his Company with those of Captains Moore, Whitsell and Gilles- 
pie, in the regiment of Col. John Paisley, were employed princi- 
pally against the Tories under Fields and Willesby, in several tours, 
the duration and number of each not recollected, with an excepti^^n 
which was three months. He ranged through Randolph, Chatham, 
Moore, Anson, Montgomery and Rowan Counties. In the Fall of 
1778 three regiments were raised by draft to go to S. C, commanded 
by Colonels Paisley, Locke and Sanders, and the brigade by General 
Rutherford. McBride served with Capt John Donnell, in Col. 
Paisley's regiment, going toPurysburg, on the Savannah River, where 
they lay until Spring, when he was detached to the command of 
Colonel Archibald Lyttle and Major John Nelson, who first marched 
him to the Black Swamp, then to Augusta. In a few days he crossed 
the Savannah River, going about sixty miles to Brier Creek, near 
which place they were joined by Greneral Ashe, with about 700 men, 
and on March 3rd, 1779, they were surprised by the British under 
General Provost and Colonel Campbell. McBride and 170 others 
were made prisoners including General Elbert of Georgia. Late in 
August McBride with two others, made their escape, and he returned 
home after an absence of ten months. He was again engaged in 
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tours he could not recollect. He served three months with Capt. 
Robert Paisley in Colonel Isaac's regiment, but whether this was be- 
fore or after 1780 he was unable to determine. The service was 
ranging for Tories through the same country as that previously men- 
tioned under Col. Paisley. Shortly before the defeat of Gates at 
Camden (August 16th, 1780) he volunteered with Capt Whitsell 
to go to Suffolk, Virginia, for arms and ammunition, and lay some 
weeks at Halifax, N. C, by order of Col. Long, who he thinks was 
Quarter Master General, but finally proceeded by way of Winton, on 
Chowan River, to Suffolk, where they received two wagon loads of 
arms and lead and returned by the same route to Halifax, there 
stopping to brand the arms, as he believed. Absent about two or three 
months. 

It was at this period that the Tories under Colonel Fanning put 
on a "bold appearance" and McBride was employed under Capt 
Paisley, in Capt Paisley's regiment, for three months, against them, 
by ranging the country as far south as the Pee Dee River. From 
this period he served, as the occasion required, a number of short 
tours of duty against the Tories, until peace. 



JAMES MARTIN. 

In May, 1774, I moved from the State of New Jersey to Guilford 
County on Dan River and on the 22nd day of April, 1774, I was ap- 
pointed Colonel Commandant of the Guilford Regiment of Militia by 
Samuel Johnson, President in Congress, then setting, and afterwards 
made Governor of this State, and soon after, in the year 1775, there 
was an insurrection of the Scotch Tories in and about Fayetteville. 
I was ordered by my brother, Alexander Martin, who was appointed 
Colonel of the Second regular Regiment, to raise the Guilford Militia 
and, as ordered by Congress then setting, march them to Fayette in 
order to suppress them. I accordingly marched to Fayette where 
said Colonel A. Martin was placed having been made Colonel of the 
Second Regiment in the regular service of the United States; but 
previous to my having marched there the Scotch Tories had embodied 
and had started to march to Wilmington, but were mot by an armed 
force of Militia commanded by Colonel Caswell and a battle ensued at 
a place called Moore's Bridge. He killed their commander as he at- 
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tempted to cross said bridge and the rest took to flight and said Colonel 
Martin and myself took most of their head men and imprisoned them 
and then I was ordered home with my regiment. The time that I 
spent in raising the men until I returned home was about two months 
as near as I can recollect for I kept no written journal. 

About the middle of June, J776, soon after the above campaign, 
I was called upon and commanded by General Rutherford of Rowan 
to raise as many of the Qiuilford Militia as I could muster and to 
march them to join him at the Catawba river and to march thence to 
the Cherokee towns of the Indians in order to destroy them. Accord- 
ingly I marched with about 400 Militiamen and joined the General 
as he ordered. Lieut Colonel John Paisley assisted me to raise the 
men and marched with us and thence we marched to the Turkey Cove 
at the foot of the Blue Ridge and then crossed over it to Swananoa, 
thence to Pigeon river, thence to French Road river and thence to 
Tennessee river where we came to some of their towns which we 
burned and cut down their com moving from one town as we destroyed 
it and marched to another. Our commissary had about 3,000 beeves 
and about as many pack horses loaded with sacks of flour and where 
we encamped one night the beeves and pack horses destroyed the 
whole of it to the very stumps and destroyed the grass to the bare 
ground. 

General Rutherford took the pick of the better half of the army and 
went to the over hills towns as they were called and left me with the 
remainder of the troops to guard the provisions until he came back. 
He was gone about two or three weeks before he returned but had no 
skirmishes with the Indians and I believe saw none and destroyed 
some of their towns as he reported. While he was gone the Southern 
Army of Militia, on the same intentions We had, marched through our 
camp and fell into an ambuscade the Indians had made about a mile 
and a half from our camp and had a smart skirmish with them. I 
heard their guns firing very plain and their commander sent to me for 
assistance and in the meantime I sent a Colonel Cleveland with about 
150 men for his assistance, but before Cleveland got to them they had 
routed the Indians and killed about ten or twelve of them and they 
lost about as many of their militiamen. I had sent out scouts every 
day to reconnoitre the country but they never happened to fall into 
their ambuscade. After destroying all their towns and com we took 
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Indians had skulked about our camp and a few of our men when they 
caught them out single they killed but we had no battle with them. 

And from the time I received the orders to raise the Militia until 
we returned home — the orders to raise the militia came to me about 
the middle of June, 1776, and we did not return until about the last 
of October or first of November, 1776, being about four months in 
service in all. 

After our return we had some little relaxation until express was 
sent me from our court house that the tories in the south end of the 
County, now called Randolph County, were in a state of insurrection 
with one William Fields as their head Colonel and wished to go to 
the British at Wilmington. I repaired to the Court House directly 
and ordered out Daniel Gilaspie our Captain of Light Horse company 
and took Fields their leader and brother and three or four more of 
their leaders and brought them prisoners to the Court House and our 
gaol not being sufficient I sent them in waggons to Hillsborough gaol 
and previously I had ordered all their guns to be taken from them 
and all they could find among the disaffected and bring them to the 
Court House and I gave them to the honest Whig party that had none. 
The time I spent at the Court House to order the suppression of the 
Tories in our County could not be less than six weeks off and on and 
I returned home to Dan river, where I then lived. This is from recol- 
lection as I said before as I kept no written journal. 

In 1781, about the first of January or the last of December, 1780, 
I was ordered and commanded by General Greene to raise and call 
upon the Guilford Militia en masse and to equip themselves as the 
military laws directed and for me to come and join in his camp under 
the regular service and not depart without leave ; but gims were want- 
ing by a. number of the men and I had to have recourse to impress 
and borrow as many as I could get and I could only raise about 200 
to go with me to camp and they, hearing that the British were march- 
ing towards us in Guilford, it struck such a terror on them that some 
of that number deserted before the battle at old Martinsville. How- 
ever I marched and joined General Greene with what I had and we 
retreated before the British until we came to Roanoke and crossed 
the river at Boyd's Ferry and came to Halifax Court H. in Virginia 
and encamped. Two or three weeks the British had followed us in sight 
of the river and sometimes their front on our rears but no skirmishes 
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where they harrassed and plundered the inhabitants as they pleased. 
General Greene having encamped in Halifax, Virginia, perhaps more 
than three weeks recrossed the Roanoke river and marched back in 
Caswell County and thence to part of Guilford, maneuvering about 
until he could collect all the militia of the different counties of the 
State and also from Virginia to meet the enemy for battle. I came 
and marched with General Greene to the high Rock Ford on Haw 
river and encamp there on the east side of it The British were 
maneuvering on the west side of the county and General Greene after 
halting there about three weeks thought he had collected all the forces 
from Virginia and the lower counties of the State and resolved to 
move towards the British to give them battle as he did. He came to 
Guilford old Court House where he made a halt and hearing that the 
British were moving towards him he drew up his men in three lines 
about 100 yards behind each other and waited the advance of the 
British. I was posted in the front line with scarce a complete Cap- 
tain's company conmianded by Captain Forbis, a brave undaunted 
fellow. We were posted behind a fence and I told the men to sit 
down until the British who were advancing came near enough to 
shoot When they came in about 200 yards I saw a British officer 
with a drawn sword driving up his men. I asked Capt Forbis if he 
could take him dowTi. He said he could for he had a good rifle and 
asked me if he should shoot then. I told him to let him in 50 yards 
and then take him down which he did. It was a Captain of the 
British army and at that instant General Greene sent his Aid-de-eamp 
for me to go to him and I went and asked him his commands. He told 
me as the battle had begun and as I had not a complete regiment he 
wished me. to go with Major Hunter to the Court House in case of 
a defeat to rally the men which we did and collected about 500 and 
was marching them to the battle ground when I met Greneral Stephens 
of Virginia Cori>8 retreating. 

I asked if the retreat wasby General Greene's orders and he told me 
it was. I then retreated with him and ordered the men to repair 
to Troublesome iron works to refit as General Greene had ordered me, 
which we obeyed. The British then took possession of the Court 
House and after a few days they moved up towards Wilmington. 
General Greene hearing of their movements started aftr them but 
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to join him again. This was in 1781. The time I spent then from 
the time I received orders was about two months. 

In 1778 or 1779, I foi^t which, a party of Tories commanded by 
their leader one Bryan on the Yadkin river rose in a body in Surry 
County and started to join the British at Wilmington and being in- 
formed of it by express I ordered out Captain Gilaspie with his light 
horse company and I went with them got on their track, pursued them 
as far as Uwharrie Creek and found they had got out of our reach, 
returned back again. The time we spent then until we returned home 
was about six weeks, that is one month and fifteen days. 

We had then some relaxation till the year 1781 of better than two 
months when about the first of July I was ordered by General Ruther- 
ford of Rowan County to raise a part of my regiment and to join him 
on his way to Wilmington to try to dislodge a British Major Craig 
stationed there. I raised about 200 militia men and marched and 
joined him at the Raft swamp and hearing a number of Tories had 
taken refuge in it General Rutherford took about one-half of the 
army and myself the other and he entered the north end of it and I 
the south end. We made our way with much difficulty through bogs 
and morasses and some of the men and horsemen got mired but got 
out again. But we found no Tories or any body else save several 
camps which we supposed had been made by them. Thence we pro- 
ceeded towards Wilmington but halted at a small stockade Fort Fos- 
ter ( ?) about 20 miles from Wilmington off the South East branch of 
Cape Fear river near Frederick Jones's on the south side of the river 
near a bridge over it and our army encamped on the north side and 
while we contemplated to storm the said Fort we were saved the 
trouble and danger without fighting by their vacating it which we 
supposed was ordered by their Major Craig posted at Wilmington. 
At this time we heard of the capture of the British General Cornwallis 
being taken prisoner by General Washington at Yorktown near the 
mouth of James river. We marched then to the town of Wilmington 
which we found was vacated by the British Major Craig and sup- 
posed it was by the orders of his British General (I think his name 
was Clinton) to leave the State and come to him and we thought it 
very good luck that by their vacating the town we were released from 
the danger of fighting. So we were ordered home again and the time 
we spent on this campaign was from about the first of July until we 
got home again the 25th of November of the same year, 1781, about 
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The whole time that I was in actual service was 16 months and 
11 days — ^this from my best recollection of memory for I kept no 
written journal. 

JAS. MARTIN, Senr. 
This 17th day of Oct, 1832. 
Sworn to and subscribed in open court the year and day aforesaid. 

THOS. ARMSTRONG, Clk. 
Died 31st Oct, 1834. 



SALATHIEL MARTIN. 

He having deceased May 6th, 1827, a date prior to the passage 
of a pension law under which he would have been entitled, there is 
ilo other statement on file of his military service than that of his widow 
furnished with her application for a pension. His widow Mary was 
residing in February 1846 in Claiborne County, Tenn., aged 81 years 
and stated that her husband was a Captain in the N. C. Militia in 
Col. Armstrong's liegiment and served. 18 months. He was in the 
battle of King's Mountain (October 7th, 1780) and Guilford (March 
15th, 1781) but could not state whether he was in the service prior to 
1780, nor does she recollect the name of the Colonel he was imder at 
King's Mountain or if in other battles than the two she has specified. 
He marched from Surry C. H. to join Gen. Greene a few days prior to 
the battle of Guilford and he did not return home for better than a 
year afterwards, having accompanied General Greene in his march to 
the south. She was married to Salathiel Martin April 23rd, 1782, in 
Surry County. 

Miss Providence Critchfield of Claiborne County, Tenn., aged 76 
years, testified in February 1845 that she had known Salathiel and 
Mary Martin for 70 years and became acquainted with both in Surry 
County, N. C, and that he was a Captain in the Militia in the Revo- 
lutionary War. He served two tours. One she thinks was for six 
months (over the six is written nine)) and the other twelve months. 
The last campaign happened when Cornwallis came into N. C. He 
was at the battle of Guilford and went South with General Greene, 
but what other battles he was in she did not know. He was gone about 
a year. 

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that he was well acquainted with Capt. Salathiel Martin who served 
as Captain in the Revolutionary War, but was not in the immediate 
neighborhood when he entered the service, although he was in the 
neighborhood a very short time after the close of the war, and after 
the close of his tours of service, and lived with the said Capt. Mar- 
tin for some time thereafter, and often heard him speak of his serv- 
ing as Captain. He has heard many of the men who served under 
Capt Martin, and while staying with him just after the close of the 
war, say that they were in the service with him, and always saluted 
him as their Captain. Such was the case with all the people in the 
neighborhood and that he was a good partizan officer, being a man of 
great personal strength, very tall, being considered a head and shoul- 
ders taller than any other officer, at the time. After the war, all 
persons conceded to him the honor of being one of the best officers 
that served in North Carolina. The witness was confident of his ac- 
tive service, from the testimony of persons living in the vicinity where 
Captain Martin resided, but could not state the precise periods of it 
He thinks he must have served during a greater portion of the Revo- 
lutionary War. He was well acquainted with his wife Mary before 
her marriage to Salathiel Martin, which took place before his own 
marriage which was in 1784. 

The Secretary of North Carolina certified that Salathiel Martin 
was a Captain of Dragoons. 



JOHN MONTGOMERY. 

He stated in August, 1832, that he was residing in Guilford Co., 
N. C, and he was born in Lancaster Co., Penn. In 1767 he moved 
with his father to Guilford Co., N. C, where since living. He stated 
in August^ 1832, that he was 69 years old. . 

In the latter part of 1780 he volunteered with Capt Bell who 
marched up the Yadkin River after a band of Tories, but as they had 
been routed by the Militia from Surry County, he returned home, 
— absent more than one week. Shortly after, he volunteered under 
Capt McReak in Maj. Blair's command, going up Abbott's Creek, 
in Stokes Co., after Tories who were dispersed. Absent two weeks 
in December, 1780. Immediately following, he marched as a Volun- 
teer under Capt Forbis, Cols. Paisly and Martin, to join General 
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thence with him to Halifax, C. H., Va., where information was re- 
ceived of the ravages of the Tories in the neighborhood of Capt 
Forbis, who obtained permission to return home with his Company 
(after six weeks absence). When they reached Guilford, the Tories 
had fled the County, and Capt. Forbis resolved to join the army again, 
but before leaving Guilford, prisoners were sent to him to guard, 
of which guard Montgomery was one and he was on that duty when 
the battle was fought at Goiilford (March 15th, 1781). After the 
battle he was released from the care of prisoners to go to Randolph 
County against some Tories gathered in the High Hills, called the 
Caraway Mountains. (About 10 weeks.) The September follow- 
ing he volunteered with Capt. Stewart who marched in the command 
of Col. Martin and General Rutherford down the country to near Wil- 
mington, and was engaged to near Christmas checking the ravages of 
British and Tories, who often turned out in parties to plunder and 
destroy plantations. About three months. 



WILLIAM POLK. 

He was residing in April 1833 in Wake County, N. C, and stated 
that he was bom in Mecklenburg County, N. C, July 9th, 1758, 
wehere he was living when he entered the service. In 1785 he removed 
to Davidson County, Tenn., "There occasionally living for three 
years," then returned to Mecklenburg Coimty, where residing until 
1799, since which time he has lived in Wake County as the Mayor of 
the City of Raleigh, where now living. He has lost his commission 
as 2nd Lieutenant and as Lieutenant Colonel Commandant His 
papers were seized at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, by the British. 
He died January 14th, 1834. 

In April *1775 he entered the service of South Carolina as 2nd 
Lieutenant in the Company of Capt. Ezekiel Polk in 3rd S. C. Regi- 
ment, mounted Infantry, commanded by Colonel William Thompson, 
which marched from the rendezvous in York District to Ninety-Six, 
Dorchester and Granby, where they were joined by the Militia of 
S. C. The object was to oppose the embodied Tories at Ninety-Six, 
to which place they marched and pursued the Tories, to the great cane 
break, where an engagement occurred December 22nd, 1775. In 
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was confined 8 or 9 months. Immediately after his recovery, he was 
appointed Major November 26th, 1776, in the 9th N. C. R^ment of 
the Continental line, he having held his commission of Lieutenant in 
South Carolina troops from April 1775 to November 26th, 1776. 
He joined his regiment at Halifax, N. C. in April 1777, he having 
been on duty in the interior by the command of General Mooie at 
Charleston, S. C, and Wilmington, N. C. The Colonel of the 9th 
regiment was John Williams and the Lieutenant Colonel John Lutt- 
rell. The command of the regiment from the absence of 
the Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel devolved on Major 
Polk, which he marched to Geoi^etown, Md., now in the District of 
Columbia, where they were inoculated with the small pox; from 
thence, after recovery, they went to Trenton, N. J., to join the army 
under General Washington, which was going to the head of the Elk to 
meet the enemy's advance toward Philadelphia- He was in the battle 
of Brandywine (Delaware, 11 Sept., 1777) and Germantown 
(Pennsylvania, 4 October, 1777) in which latter he was 
wounded by a musket ball in the cheek. He continued with the army 
at Valley Forge until the regiments were reduced, when he, with 
other oflScers, returned to North Carolina to superintend the recruit- 
ing service to fill up the regiment. The particular length of this 
service he cannot recollect, nor the precise day of its tennination, but 
upon a further reduction of the regiment, in the Spring or Summer 
of 1779, he was put out of the service. The length of his ser- 
vice as Major was certified by the Secretary of the State of N. C. as 
33 months, to which Mr. Polk referred as on the Continental estab- 
lishment. He served after this as an occasional Volunteer in the 
Militia until the fall or winter of 1780, the day and month not recol- 
lected, when he received a commission as Lieutenant Colonel of the 
4th and then the 3rd regiment of South Carolina, signed by John 
Kutledge, then Governor of that State. His regiment was first mus- 
tered under the command of General Thomas Sumter on Broad River 
in S. C. The first active service under his new commission was an 
attack upon a Block House near Granby on the Congaree, which was 
carried by his o\vn and Colonel Wade Hampton's regiments. He 
was at the si^e and reduction of Fort Motte and Orangeburg (the 
respective dates are probably Orangeburg May 11th, 1781 ; Fort 
Motte May 12th, 1781; Fort Granby May 15th, 1781). He was 
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horse was killed under him ; at the reduction of Wathoo (or Mathoo — 
badly written) and the battle at Quimby (probably late in July, 
1781) making his service as Lieutenant Colonel Commandant in S. 
C. State troops, ten months. On one occasion he was a Volunteer in 
the Militia between the fall of 1779 and the date of his commission 
at Lieutenant Colonel and as aid to General Caswell at the battle of 
Gates' defeat near Camden (August 16th, 1780). 



AUSTIN PEESCOTT. 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

To the Honorable the Secretary of War of the United States : 

The petition of Austin Prescott^ a citizen of the United States, 
sheweth that he entered the service of the United States as a private 
soldier In the War of the Revolution in the North Carolina Artillery, 
in the Continental line, in the company first commanded by Captain 
John Vance and afterwards by John Kingsbury; he served in saidf 
company in the North and in the South against the common enemy 
for upwards of five years when he was discharged. Deponent was 
with the army which was captured at Charleston but at the time of the 
capture was with the waggons sent to Georgetown for provisions and 
escaped the fate of the army at Charleston. 
He received a discharge but has lost it. 



JOHN TAYLOR, SENIOR 

In December 1832 he was residing in Granville County, N. C, and 
states that he was 76 years old on the 4th inst, and that he was bom 
in Virginia; removed at the age of two years with his parents to 
Mecklenburg, in the same State, then in 1777 he settled in Granville 
County, N. C, where since living. 

In 1778 a Company was raised in Granville County to aid in 
the defence of S. C. and Georgia and was told that his brother Richard 
Taylor was the Captain thereof, but he has no recollection of the 
fact The vdie of his brother Richard had received no intelligence 
of her husband in some time and expressed uneasiness in John's 
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and if permitted, serve out his time as a substitute. Accordingly 
he started with two young men, Solomon Walker and Solomon 
Mitchell, to join the American army, which was stationed on the north 
side of Savannah river, opposite Augusta, then occupied by the 
British. There he learned that his brother Richard had returned 
home, for what cause and under what circumstances he has no recol- 
lection, but has recently been informed and believes that by reason 
of his disappointment in not being raised to the grade of Major, he 
had resigned his commission and left the service. He was received 
into the service and a considerable time in the early part of his tour, 
he was in the family and marquee of Colonel Lyttle. A detachment 
under the conmiand of General Ashe were ordered across the river to 
take their station at the point where Brier Creek empties into the 
Savannah River. At this time he belonged to the Company of which 
Lt. Pleasant Henderson had in part the command. A few days 
before the attack on his detachment, which proved so fatal to it, 
General Ashe sent Lt. Henderson with dispatches to General Lincoln 
at Purysburg and Taylor was selected to accompany him. Lt. Hen- 
derson, observing when starting, that Taylor did not have his saddle 
bags, insisted on his return for them, but as Taylor hesitated, re- 
peated his request, and he got them. On the road Henderson remark- 
ed he had particular reasons for insisting on his securing his saddle 
bags "for you nor I will see this place again as there will be a battle 
here before we return." They remained three or four days at Purys- 
burg before commencing their return to their station and soon met 
the stragglers of their troops flying from the battle ground at Brier 
Creek (March 3rd, 1779) to whom he gave all the clothing in his 
saddle bags. He thinks they returned back to Purysburg, of which 
he has no recollection, nor when or where discharged. He thinks his 
service was about 5 months. 

In August 1780 he was mustered at Oxford in a regiment of Volun- 
teers under Colonel Phil Taylor, which marched through Hillsboro, 
Salisbury, and Charlotte, to the Catawba River. At Salisbury the 
command was changed and assumed by Colonel Davie. Taylor ap- 
pears to act as commissary at times for he mentions the purchasing 
of a large quantity of flour, on one occasion, for the use of the army. 
The regiment being aware of the liability to be attacked laid down 
to sleep on their arms. In course of the night they changed, with as 
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the ground, it was covered by Tarleton's Cavalry'. At the Waxhaw he 
was in company with General Davie, when the latter pointed out the 
meeting house with the remark that he Avas educated by his uncle to 
succeed him as the pastor at that house. Absent about four months. 
A regiment of mounted Volunteers was raised and placed under 
the command of Colonel Malmedy and Major Pleasant Henderson. 
A company was raised in Taylor's neighborhood, which elected him as 
Captain. Among the members were James Lyne, James Lewis, 
Joseph P. Davis, John Farrar, James Minge Benton, two of his 
brothers, Lewis and Edmund Taylor — one older and the other 
younger than him — and Robert Goodloe Harper, who afterwards be- 
came distinguished in the public councils of his country. The Com- 
pany met at Oxford to elect their Captain. After joining Colonel 
Malmedy and within seven miles of Guilford C. H., while at break- 
fast, they heard the report of the artillery in the battle, which started 
them to reach the battle ground by a short cut through the woods, 
but the route was so rocky and uneven, they abandoned it and returned 
to the more circuitous road, meeting hundreds flying from the con- 
flict, from whom no information could be obtained as to the location 
or the issue of the engagement. Colonel Malmedy reached the battle 
ground and found it in the possession of the enemy, with their guns 
stacked around their fires. A council was held by the oflScers as to the 
"propriety" of attacking the camp, and Taylor thinks it was only op- 
posed by Colonel Malmedy. The regiment was ordered to pursue 
after Cornwallis, who had left Guilford. In course of this pursuit, 
Capt. Taylor with as many men as he was pleased to take, was ordered 
to ascertain the position of the British Army. He selected seven, 
one of whom was Richard Goodloe Harper, and after two or three 
days search the required information was obtained of the situation of 
the main body, and on another road the enemy were driving 300 
beeves and would be compelled to march 15 miles before intersecting 
the main body. Soon after this discovery and while in the immed- 
iate neighborhood of the enemy, so much did the Company and 
horses need refreshments, that they were tempted to halt at a cabin 
and turn the horses into a wheat lot near the house. While the wo- 
man was preparing their breakfast of fried hominy, Capt. Taylor, 
with all but one of his men, went to the eastern side of the cabin to 
bask in the sun, — the morning being cool, — ^leaving their arms within 
the house. Capt Taylor turned round to see the front surrounded 



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by seven or eight armed men on horseback. Whispering to his party 
to follow him he walked to the cabin, but the others not knowing 
whether they were friends or enemies, or perhaps from pure coward- 
ice, did not resist their progress. Seizing his sword and the men 
their guns, presented himself at the door with the inquiry who they 
were ; and observing a motion as if to retreat, ordered his men to fire, 
but this in so hurried manner, was without much effect, although the 
enemy had to pass tlirough a small gate in front in single file. One 
man put his hand to his back and dropped his hat from his head. 
It was afterwards said that a Capt. Drake of the British Army had 
died of a wound received at that time and place. The wound was 
well understood to have been inflicted by Robert Harper. Capt. 
Taylor was so much alarmed by the occurrence, and the danger they 
were in, that the party mounted their horses and set out for their regi- 
ment^ which was not in the place that had been designated for that 
day. Soon afterwards he learned it was while Comwallis was at 
Ramsay's Mills, Colonel Malmedy ordered an attack on Tarleton's 
Cavalry in order to draw them out in pursuit, so that Major Pleasant 
Henderson, with a detachment placed in ambush, might attack them. 
The Command of this attack, Taylor was recently informed, was 
given to De Globack, a Frenchman, though he (Taylor) had always 
believed the Frenchman was subordinate to him. After the neces- 
sary preparation, the young Frenchman and himself set out at the 
head of the Company of about forty men ordered for the attack. 
Riding side by side DeGloback remarked to Taylor that one or the 
other of them, would in all probability, be killed ; to which he replied 
that if the enemy kept double pickets, perhaps both would be killed. 
Shortly after, seeing two pickets, and getting within about forty yards 
of them, received their fire, then pushed on at full speed until they 
joined, in a short distance, some 20 or more, who were sentries to the 
main body and all ran in the direction of the army, which was prob- 
ably within 200 or 300 yards further on, but were overthrown and 
three captured. While thus engaged with the guard, and before they 
were aware of the movement, about four hundred Hessians had nearly 
surrounded them, intercepting their return the same way from which 
the advance had been made for the attack. The party, escaped in 
another direction and notwithstanding the shower of bullets from the 
enemy, brought off the prisoners without receiving an injury. It was 
estimated by Major Henderson that there were three thousand bul- 



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lets sent after ttem. It was subsequently reported that Tarleton 
refused to pursue the attacking party suspecting that it was a decoy 
by General Greene. De Globack ordered the execution of the prison- 
ers on the pretence that the enemy would pursue, but this order was 
countermanded by Capt. Taylor. James Lyne, one of the nearest 
neighbors to Capt Taylor brought off a Hessian Rifle which he car- 
ried home. When Cornwallis left Ramsay's Mills (latter part of 
March, 1781) for Wilmington, If. C, Col. Malmedy was ordered 
to pursue in order to protect the inhabitants and intermediate country 
from ravages. Absent two months, but rated three months on account 
of the men furnishing horses. Capt. Taylor states that he was em- 
ployed by General Davie as assistant in his commissary department, 
but the service may have been rendered after his last military cam- 
paign. The first occasion he was called on to act was to go to the 
lower counties of the State to receive from the Sheriffs or Collectors 
of public monies such sums as they may have collected, and to pay 
the same over to General Davie. He thinks he has two months on 
this duty. 

On one occasion he was ordered to follow the track of the American 
Army to find the situation, and in whose possession were cow hides 
belonging to the public for the supply of the public tanneries. This 
duty took him to the S. C line and was employed in it three months. 
At another time he was out to engage beef to be delivered at different 
points for the use of the army, and was thus employed by General 
Davie from 12 to 18 months. 



JOHN WILFONG. 

In October, 1833, he was residing in Lincoln County, If. C, and 
stated that he was bom in If. C, April 8th, 1762. He was living in 
said County when he enlisted on or before Sept. 1st, 1780, under 
Capt. Sigraan and Lt Vanhorn in Col. McDowall's 'N, C. Regiment, 
which marched to Morganton, N. C, thence to Cane Creek in Burke 
Co., where they had a slight skirmish, then to Watauga. They re- 
turned by the same route, joined by Cols. Sevier, Shelby and Camp- 
bell, to Cane Creek, Burke Co., from thence to the Cowpens, where 
they Avere joined by Cols. Cleveland and Williams and Lincoln's 
troops, after which they crossed Broad River and fought the battle of 
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whole of his army taken prisoners. In this battle Wilfong was 
wounded in the left arro by a ball and returned home October 8th, 
1780 (the next day after the battle). 

In July, 1781, he volunteered for 10 months with Capt. Cowan 
and Lt George Hammond, in Colonel Hammond's regiment, which 
marched from Lincoln N. C, to near Augusta, Ga., from thence into 
S. C, joining the army of General Greene, from thence to Eutaw 
Springs and was in the battle in 1781 (Sept 6), then to White Hall, 
S. C. In March, 1782 he marched to the Cherokee Nation under 
Capt. Jesse Johnson, returned to General Pickens in S. C, where 
he served the residue of his time. 



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LIST OF GRANVILLE COUNTY MALITIA, 1771, 



Company of Capt. William Williams, 3 Octtober, 1771. 



OFFICEES : 



Joseph Winston, Lieut, absent 
Joseph Williams, Ensign. 
Daniel Williams, Sergt, absent 
Elisha Sims, Sergeant. 



William Dodson, Sergeant. 
John Brown, Corporal. 
Britain Johnson, Corporal. 
Richard Harrison, Clerk. 



SOLDIEBS : 



William Hardgrove. 

Ormon Morgan. 

William Brown, Sen., absent 

William Brown, Junior. 

Sherwood Sims, Junr. 

Thomas Sims. 

Thomas Keay. 

James Buchanan, absent 

Joseph Linsey, absent 

Richard Searcey. 

Joseph Moore. 

Simon Williams. 

Francis Williams. 

William Wallace, absent. 

James Wallace. 

Guy Wallace, absent 

Stephen Turner. 

William Cooper. 

Samuel Wheeler, absent. 

William Todd, absent 

Benjamin Guy, absent 

Elisha Paschal. 

John Paschal. 

I>avM iraramuck, absent 

SiuKm Malone, absent 

J i Jj n JIninJiauck. 

Charles Ha^ctmuck 



William Moss, absent 
John Elom, absent. 
George Wilson, absent 
Henry Wilson. 
John Chadwick, absent 
Daniel Goodman. 
Joseph Goodman. 
Simon Wright 
Gilliam Norwood. 
Benjamin Johnson. 
William Johnson. 
Abraham Mitchel, absent 
Thomas Brown. 
Charles Dodson. 
Henry Fleeman. 
Samuel Chapman. 
William Wyars. 
John Huit. 
Jichonias Waldrop. 
John Gilliam. 
John Mitchel, Jun. 
Nathaniel Roberson. 
Thomas Jones, absent 
John Wall Jones, absent. 
Peter Williams, absent. 
William Cunningham, absent 
William Kennon, absent 



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Obadiah Earls. 
William Sims. 
Thomas Rioe, absent 



Benja. Robinson. 
Benjamin Gioodman, absent 
Richard Roberscm, absent 



Company of Captain Sol. Alston, Deo'd. 



07FI0EB8 : 



Philemon Bradf ord, Lieut 
Jones Fuller, Ensign. 
John Bridgers^ Sergeant 
William Hewet> Sergeant 

John Bradford, absent 
Richard Champion, absent 
Joseph Champion, absent 
William Hendley, absent 
William Bailey. 
William Wilkinson, Jun. 
William Comal. 
William Simmons. 
William Hefflen. 
William Bletcher, absent 
• William Champion. 
William Lunsf ord. 
Richard Bailey. 
John Megehee. 
James Camifax. 
John: Holt. 
John Bennet, absent 
Joseph Wade. 
Peter Jones, absent 
Hammon Wilkerson. 
James Hefflen. 
John Hefflen. 
Simon Secrest 
Joel Mud, absent. 
George Leavenston. 
Luke Harp, absent 
22 -11 



William Bailey, Sergeant 
John Cape, Corporal. 
Joseph Barker, Corporal, absent 
Aves Hudspeth, Corporal. 



SOLDIERS. 



Edward Harris. 

Israel Fuller. 

Joseph Fuller. 

John Ihiglas, absent 

Rjichard Cate, absent 

Richard Dodd, absent. 

Richard Nance. 

Daniel Nowling. 

James Nowling. 

Charles fowling. 

John Simmond. 

Christopher Pamal, absent. 

Stephen Hicks. 

James ParnaL 

Samuel Homes. 

Jeremiah Bailey. 

John Boddy, absent 

James Winingham. 

Sherwood Winingham. 

Charles Hewet, absent 

Thomas Pritty, absent 

Rubin Rains. 

David Dodd. 

Willis Howard. 

Richard Lovitt 

John Prevet 



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Peter Vincent, absent 
Alexander Vincent 
John Sutton, absent. 
Robert Mills, Jr. 
James Leathers, absent 



John Pearce. 
Benjamin Rite, absent 
Charles Cannon, absent 
David Nowling, absent 
William Askue. 



Benjamin Megehee, Sen., absent James Bucket 



Nathan Megehee. 
Benjamin Megehee, Jun. 
Charles Megehee. 
Joseph M^ehee. 
Thomas Adderson. 
John Nevils, absent 
Charles Champion. 
Charles Hefflen. 
Joseph Hodges. 
John Rains. 
David Allen, absent 
Gilliam Harris, Jun. 
Lisha Harris, absent 
John Harris, 

Christopher Harris, absent. 
ISTathan Harris. 



William Cape, absent 
John Wilson. 
Thomas Going, Sen. 
Thomas Going, Jun. 
John Gk>ing. 
Moses Going. 
John Smith. 
Joseph Gyne. 
Edward Gyne, absent 
Nathaniel Gyne. 
Ephraim Jones. 
Abraham Jones, absent 
Bartlet Tylor. 
Philemon Petteford. 
Lanance Petteford. 
Isham Mitchel. absent 



David Harris, absent 

Capt Sol. Alston now dead Returned by his Lieutenant Sol. Fuller. 



Capt. James Yancey's Company of Foot Belonging to the 
Regiment Commanded by Colo. Rjoh'd Hendeeson, 1771. 



Jesse Sanders, lieutenant 
Joel Chandler, Ensign. 
John Harris, Sergeant 
James Jones, Sergeant. 

William Wharton. 
Charles Wade. 
Charles Harris. 
Ambrose Jones, Jun. 
John Baynes. 



OFFIOEB6 : 

John Hart, Sergeant 
Joseph Roberts, CorporaL 
Samuel Rusdon, Corporal. 
John Chandler, SeiL, Corporal. 

soldiebs. 

Mesback Willis. 

Diury Stovaul. 

■• Samuel Adams. 

Joseph Farmer. 

'^ John Wms. Graves. 



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Sith Pettepool. 
John Pettepool. 
Jacob Winf ree. 
Robert Sandford. 
Frances Howard. 
Thomas Willingham- 
William Mathews. 
William Whitehead. 
Samuel Whitehead. 
Isaac White. 
James Williamson. 
William Stovanl. 
Jofliah Stovanl. 
Milenton Lazley. 
Joseph Hart 
John Stovanl, Jr. 
Abram Crenshaw. 
Richard Jones. 
James Jones. 
John Rose. 
Thomas Mntter. 
Pleasant Hart 
Ambrose Harris Dnnkin. 
Richard Duly. 
Edmond Swinney. 
Joseph Yancey. 
David Wilkerson. 
William Hart 
George Reid. 
Ransom Boswell. 
Henry Spaulding. 
William Chandler. 
William Puryear. 
Jdin Chandler, Junior. 
Benjamin Jones. 
James Winf ree. 
Matthew Harris. 
William Holdemess. . 
Partrick O'Bryan. , 



Giddion Crenshaw. 
ISTathaniel Malone. 
David Pendergrass. 
Benjamin Harrison, Jr. 
John Jones Cupperson. 
William Hickmon. 
William Donkin. 
Owen Grifen. 
Charles Edwards. 
Vinson Harrison. 
George Reid. 
John Davis. 
John Owen. 
Thomas Moore. 
Hezekiah Tabour. 
Shadrach Roberts. 
John Winfree. 
John Stanback. 
James Stanback. 
John Tuder. 
ThonLSB Yancey. 
Hardey Grouse. 
Aurie Jarriot 
Edmund Jones. 
Joel Pope. 
Andrew Felt 
Joshua Seaton. 
William Ford. 
James Jones, Jr. 
William Morgan. 
William Cox. 
Robert Pryor. 
John Puryear. 
Simeon Ford. 
Benjamin Tuder. 
William Allen B. Smith. 
Joshua Carnal. 
- ^ Philip Yancey. 
^ Hazlewood Wilkerson. 



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Macajah. Bullock. WiUiam AJdns. 

Luke Landers. Jodiua ^NTunn. 

John Wilkerson. Jonathan Pope. 

Jamee Yancey's Muster Roll 1771 — 102 men. 

8 officers and N. 0. ofE. 



94 



Company of Capt. William Btjbpobd, 1771. 



OFFIOBBS : 



John Comes Peck, Lieutenant 
Paton Clemens, Ensign. 
John Ross^ Sergeant 
WiUiam Jones, Sergeant 
James Dyer, Sergeant 



Gteorge Thompson. 
Leonard Adcock. 
William Jones. 
Frances Ross. 
Joseph Okey. 
John Peck. 
Michel Wilson. 
David Harris. 
Thomas Harris. 
Robert Harris, Jr. 
Samuel Harris. 
James Mclemoore. 
James Mclemoore. 
Nathan Okey. 
John Adcock. 
Abraham Horton. 
John Cozzart 
•tacob Cozzart, absent 
Peter Cozzart 
James Hamon. 
James Veasy. 
Paton Medison, 



James Paterson, Corporal 
Elias Veasey, Corporal. 
Edward Wilbom, Corporal. 
Bowlin Adcock, Drummer. 
William Jacobs, Clerk 



SOLDIEBS. 



Zachariah Goss. 
Solomon Pierce. 
Joseph Walker. 
Jeremiah Bullock. 
Robert SowalL 
Benjamin Carroll. 
Luke CarrolL 
Isom Caudell. 
Thomas Bonner, Jr. 
Thomas Clements. 
Charles Meryman. 
John Ourrie. 
Fredrick Ross. 
Nathaniel Waller. 
Thomas Wilminculber. 
John Landress. 
Philip Merson. 
George Sess. 
Henry Wheeler. 
Charles Ashley. 
Julius Ring. 
James DameL 



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John Boling. 
John Manniiig. 
James Roes. 
Frances Fox. 
Nicolas Holsten. 
Fedrick Peck. 
Micheal Redwina 
Henry Widman. 
Jno. Rudolph Buzzard. 
Isaiah Phipps. 
Richard Underwood. 
Arthur Underwood. 
James Bennet 
William Fowler. 
Edmund Part 
Benjamin Part 
Thomas Boyd. 



Jessie Christlins. 
John Foster. 
William Cflements. 
John Medison. 
James Hopper. 
Thomas Hopper. 
John Wilboum. 
James West 
Zekell Hampton. 
William Binford, Jr. 
Robert Wallace. 
John Mathewa 
Benjamin Enoch. 
George Lainmoor. 
James Gioss. 
Joshua Eelley. 
William Ogilvie. 



CoMFAinr GoMMAiTDBB BY Oapt. Johtathan Eittbbll. 

OFFIOEBS : 

Samuel Kittrell, Lieutenant Joseph Johnson, Sergeant 
Clabom Harris, Ensign. Robert Philips, Corporal 

Jonathan Kittrell, Junior, Clerk. Charles Floyd, Corporal 



Samuel Fuller, Sergeant 
John Parhani) Sergeant 

John Hunt 
William Roberts. 
William Floyd. 
Brissey Parrish. 
Malachi Revees. 
John Finch. 
Charles Moore. 
Abraham Eastridge. 
William Bryant 
Benjamin Ward. 
John Ransom. 
Robert Moore. 



Joseph Parrish, CorporaL 
George Bristow, Sen., Drummer. 

SOIJ)IBBS. 

John Dugger. 
John Revees. 
William Parham. 
Sherwood Harris. 
Isaac Kittrell. 
Pomfret Hemdon. 
John Edwards. 
Noel Johnson. 
John Ghiert 
Thomas McDanieL 
Edward FincL 
Moses Philips. 



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William Spears. 
William Park. 
Thomas Pruett. 
George Brack. 
Nicholas Robinson. 
Thomas Rollin. 
Frederick Weaver. 
Traverse Borodoron. 
Edward Silvey. 
Richard Rothel. 
John Moore. 
Thomas Tharp. 
America Tharp. 
Valentine White. 
John Hopkins. 
Isaac Loyda 
John Jennings. 
Joseph Walderp. 
Reuben Ballard. 
Williamson Finch. 



Joseph Park. 
Ephraim Eastridge. 
Valentine Perry. 
Thomas Smith. 
Jesse EarL 
Henry Tharp. 
John Bristow. 
Reuben Ransom. 
George McDaniel. 
Frederick Revees. 
Samuel Deraughan. 
Mainos Weaver. 
Jesse Lane. 
Solomon Robinson. 
William Haw. 
George Bristow, Junior. 
John Parham, Junior. 
Buckner Robinson. 
James MiteheL 
Edward Harris. 



Company Commanded by Capt. John Walker. 



OFFIOBES : 



Richard Wilkins, Lieutenant 
William Byars, Ensign. 
Augustine Davis, Sergeant 
William Vickany. 
Benj. Raglandy Sergt, absent 

Jeremiah Ward. 
(lUegibla) 
Josiah Chumley. 
Jesse Bamett 
Fredrick Davis. 
Joseph Bamett 
Miles Buzbee. 
Henry Williams. 
Pumf rett Davis. 



Richard Johnson, Corporal. 
Lewis Davis, Corporal. 
Daniel Clayton, Corporal. 
Alexander Duglas, Drummer. 
Vinkler Jones, Clerk. 

BOLDIBBB. 

Drury Buzbee. 
Howel Morse. 
Gidion Davis. 
Thomas Killey. 
Banil Collins. 
William Vickany, Jtm. 
Timothy DriscolL 
Saml Tines. 
Eleson Harvey. 



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Henry Morse. 
Stephen Wilson. 
John Willingham. 
Jesse Harper. 
William Duglas. 
James Butler. 
Granville Davis. 
Henry Burch. 
Jordon Norwood. 
Solomon Walker. 
Zachariah Hester. 



Charles Carter. 
Caleb Caps. 
Fennel Marks. 
Augustine Davis, Jun. 
Augustine Davis, younger. 
William Johnson. 
James Satterwhite. 
Thomas Butler. 
Stephen Potter. 
William Cook. 



A CERTIFICATE BY GOVERNOR TRYON. 

North Cabolina. 

By His Excellency William Tryon, Esquire, His Majesty's Captain 
General and Qlovemor in Chief in and over said Province: 
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that 
Maurice Moore, Esquire, who hath attested the affirmation of Phebe 
Daugherty, hereunto annexed, was at the time the said affirmation 
is attested to have been made. Assistant Justice of the District of 
Salisbury in the Province aforesaid; Therefore all due Faith and 
Credit is and ought to be had and given to his attestation, and to the 
affirmation hereunto annexed, in All or any of His Majesty's Courts 
of Judicature or Elsewhere within His Dominions. 

In Testimony whereof I the said William Tryon 
have hereunto set my Hand and Caused the Great 
Seal of His Majesty's said Province to be af - 
[Seai..] fixed this 26th Day of November at New Bern in 
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hun- 
dred and Sixty-Six and in the Seventh Tear of 
His Majesty's Eeign. WM. TRYON. 

Phebe Doherty's Affirmations, &c. 



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AN ACCOUNT OF PERSONS WHO TOOK THE STATE 

OATH 1778. 



I will bear f aithfull and true Alliance to the State of North 
Carolina and will truly endeavor to support, maintain, and defend 
the independent Government thereof against George the third. King 
of Great Britain and his successors, and the attempts of any other 
Person, Prince, power, state or Potentate, who by secret arts, treas- 
ons. Conspiracies or by open force shall attempt to subvert the same, 
and will in every respect conduct myself as a peaceful orderly sub- 
ject and that I will disclose and make known to the Gk)vemor, some 
member of the Council of State, some Justice of the Superior Courts 
or of the Peace, all treasons, Conspiracies and attempts committed 
or intended against the State which shall come to my knowledge. 

And that all persons being quakers, Moravians, Menomists & 
dunkards & under the circomstances above mentioned in Law, shall 
make the following affirmation or depart the State. 

I, A. B., do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will 
bear true Fidelity to the independent State of North Carolina and to 
the Powers & authorities whidi are or may be established for the 
good governments thereof and I do renounce any Fidelity to the 
present King of Great Britain, his Heirs and Successors, and that 
I will disclose and make known to the Governor, some member of the 
Council of State, Judge of the Superior Cou»t or Justice of the 
peace, all Treasons, Conspiracies or attempts Committed or intended 
against the same which shall come to my knowledge. 

Following took above oath, or affirmed, 22 May, 1778. 

John Adcock. Michael Shearman. 

WiUiam Strus. Charles MitchelL 

William Langston. James Mitchell. 

William Palmer. Ephraim Washington. 

Samuel Pittman. Ambour Harrison Duncan. 

James Meadows. Jacob Schlotterer. 

John Shearman. Michael Brinkley. 

John Wood. Thos. Oakley. 

John Meadows. William Oakley. 

William Knight Hezekiah Hobgood. 



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Phillip Lewis, 
Peter Brinkly. 
Richard Wood. 
John Taylor. 
Grooves Howard. 
Nahnm Sanders. 
John Shearman. 
Richard Wood. 
Jacob Schlotterer, Sen. 
John Oakley. 
William Washington. 
Benj. Goodman. 
William Goodman. 
Richard Harris. 
WilKam Suit 
Zachariah Yaughan. 
Thomas Ring. 
John Cunningham. 
Henry Rjose. 
James Rinmier. 
Richard Fowler. 
Joseph Hart 

State Oath and Test for Tar 
ston, Esqr. 

James Milner and William 
oath. 



Laban Oakley. 
John Russell. 
Thomas Philpot 
John Badgett. 
Roger Badgett 
John Boyd. 
Williams Fowler. 
James DanieL 
John Calley. 
Bennet Williams. 
Absalom Davis. 
John Cragg. 
David Webb. 
Edward Adcock. 
John King. 
James Brinkley. 
Howel Wise. 
WiUiam Philpot 
Robert Adcock. 
Isiah Phipps. 
Israel Eastwood. 

River district taken by James Lang- 
Taping fTeglected to take the Stato 



May the 30, 1778, State of North Carolina, Granville County, Ox- 
ford District, the following Persons Took the Oath of Alliance, 
to-wit: 



Edward (his X mark) Ejiowlan. 

Henry Tudor. 

Solomon Walker. 

John (his X mark) Moon. 

Jonathan White. 

Wm. H. Searcy. 

Giles Hudspeth. 

Joseph More. 



Canady (his X mark) Young. 
Ronels (his X mark) BritiselL 
William (his X mark) Jinnings. 
Wjn. Cawihom. 
Abra. Cook. 
James Semple. 

John (his X mark) Upchurch. 
George Bra& 



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ZachariabL HamptoiL Edw. Moore. 

RichM Harris, Jr, Robert BoyA 

John PuUam. Edward (his X mark) Base. 

Richard Brinkley. Lem. Gk)odwin. 

William TTpchurch. Elisha Lensey. 

John Hudgpeth. Charles Spoe. 

Henry R Harding. Reuben Talley. 

Henry (his X mark) Smith. Thomas HowelL 

Robert (his X mark) Hudlestona Stephen Jett 

Hiomas Hicks. Benjamin Hester. 

Richard Searcy. John Searcy, Ju'r. 

Joseph (his X mark) Reen. Thomas Crews. 

Richard (his X mark) Deen. John (his X mark) Boyd. 

Robert (his X mark) Deen. William Lassiter. 

George Hunt Tonalham Parker. 

James (his X mark) Hunt Archibald Mitchell. 

Samuel Hunt Tesey (his X mark) Day. 

Sherwood (his X mark) White. Lewis Anderson. 

Jordon (his X mark) Gillom. Nathan (his X mark) Bass. 

Robert Hicks. Hardy (his X mark) Bass. 

John Whicker. Drury (his X mark) Tabort 

James (his X mark) Crews. Benjamin (his X mark) Bass. 

Gideon (his X mark) Crews. Ligey (his X mark) Bass. 

Robert Hester. Benjamin (his X mark) Bass. 

Nicholas Talley. John Jones. 

David Bullock. Peyton Wood. 

Robt Reid. Francis Hester. 

Ambrose Barker. John Miner. 

Jeremiah (his X mark) Frazer. James (his X mark) Johnstone^ 

Leonard Linsey & John Gest hath failed to take the Oath of Allege 

iance. SHERWOOD HARRIS, J. P. 



List of Persons who took the Oath of Allegiance to the State in 
Dutch District 

State of North Carolina, Granville County, Dutch District, the 
following persons took the Oath of Allegiance, to-wit: 
Christian Peterson. Thoe. BoUoms. 

John Hatcher. Thos. Veazey. 



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Robert Harris^ Jr. 
David Harris. 
Michel Redwine. 
Nathan Oakey. 
John Hawkinfl. 
Thofl. Wilbum. 
Charles Wergman, Sr. 
John Potter. 
Francis Eoss. 
Robert Allison. 
Benedict Stasee. 
John Stasee. 
Boling Adcock. 
William Cork. 
Ben. Baylis. 
Andrew Jackson. 
James McLemoore, Senior. 
Gleorge Minor. 
Wm. Burford, Jnn. 
Daniel Burford. 
Robert Harrell. 
Nathaniel Waller, Sen. 
John Bailey. 
Abraham Glimseh. 
Joseph Landess. 
Solomon Wearce. 
Joseph Banter. 
James Fleming. 
William Wheeler. 
James McLemoore. 
Charles Turner. 
Fredrick Beck. 
Thomas Boner, Jr. 
Thomas Boner, Sr. 
* Joseph O. Hall. 



Wm. Burford. 

Francis West 

Thos. Welmon Colberhousa 

Howard CasL 

Joseph CasL 

John C. Peak. 

Thos. Burford. 

Leonard Peak. 

Elijah Veazey. 

John Beck. 

Cunrod Farmer. 

Richard Hamalt 

Edmd. Cams. 

Charles Meryman, Jr. 

Thomas Leonard. 

William Little. 

Jacob Braselton. 

William Merryman. 

John Hargrove. 

Edward Davis. 

R. I. Corke. 

George Byars. 

Thos. Elements. 

Nicholas Meryman. 

John MacLemoore. 

Aaron Statin. 

Michael Redwine. 

Tyre Clements. 

James Claxton. 

James Haskins. 

Cornelius Fogarty. 

James Veazey. 

Ben. Bonner. 

Micajah Bullock. 



I will bear faithfull and true Allegiance to the State of North 
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The Independent government thereof against George the third King 
of Ghreat Britain and His successors and the attempts of any other 
Person, Prince, Power, State or Potentate who by secret arts, treas- 
ons, Conspiracies or by open force shall attempt to subvert the same 
and will in every Respect conduct myself as a peaceful, orderly sub- 
ject and that I will disclose and make known to the Governor, some 
member of the Council of State or some Justice of the Superior 
Courts or of the Peace all treasons Conspiracies and attempts Com- 
mitted or Intended Against the State which shall come to my knowl- 
edge. 



JUBOBS NAMSS. 



Samuel (illegible). 
Jonas Knight^ cert 
William Knight^ cert 
Francis King, cert 
James Smith, cert 
Samuel Pittard. 
Robert Downey. 
Edwd. Leaville, cert 
Wm. Leaville, cert 
Adam Smith, cert 
John Terrell. 
Robert Malone. 
John Beny, cert 
Willie Roberts, cert 
William Hunty, cert 
Samuel Glane, cert 
Benj. Prevet 
Jesse Scarry. 
Lewis Amis, cert 
Benj a. Howard. 
John Owens, cen. 
David Howard. 
John Hunt, cert 
William Hickman. 
Thomas Allen. 
John Smith. 
William Owen. 
Giant Allen, cert 



(Jeorge Normon, cert 
John Chiles, cert 
John Glase. 
Fred. Owen, cert 
Shadrach Owen, cert 
Benjamin Glaze. 
Humphrey Davia 
John Howard. 
John Oliver, cert 
Jacob Mitchell, cert 
William Chapman. 
John Ravens, cert 
Peter Newport 
Joshua Coffer. 
Caleb Brasfield. 
Hezekiah Childes. 
Wm. Smith. 
Adam Ruir. 
Samuel Puryer. 
John Knight 
(Illegible.) 
James R Forsyth. 
Joseph Asbell. 
Richard Head. 
Geoi^ Head, cert 
James Chapman. 
Guy Smith, cert 
Maihew Harris. 



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Iflham Jc^mson^ oeri 
Wm. WeW). 
Edward Homes^ oert. 
Wm. Owens, Jtinr. 
Wm. Williams, oert 
John Daniel. 
James Butler, cert 
Richard Foster. 
John Pittard. 
Henry Graves, oeri 
John Butl^, cert 
John Bragg, cert 
Thomas Head, cert 
Thomas Qlass. 

The above Persons have 
of their having taJken it 



Joseph Amis^ cert 
John Lewis, cert 
Charles Taylor, cert 
Robert Hester. 
Hezekiah Child. 
William Amis, cert 
John Morgan, cert 
Richard Chiles, cert 
Jacob Owen, cert 
Nicholas Newport, cert 
James Hunt 
William Knight, Jim. 
James Downey. 

taken the Oath or Produced certificates 
SAMUEL SMITH. 



Men's Names that Refuse to take the Oath of Alliance : 
William Frasier. William Graves. 

Lovett Gktes. Thomas Williamson. 

Lateney Montague. Henry Graves, Jun. 

The above 6 men has failed to take The OatL 

SAMUEL SMITH. 



Oath of Allegiance of the State of North Carolina and for the 
County of Granville and District of Bever Dam taken By the Sub- 
scribers and administered by Thoe. Banks. To-wit: 

Wm. (his X mark) Wilkerson, Sr. Thos. Bradford, Jun. 

Benj. (his X mark) Lunsford. John Champion, Jun. 

Jeremiah (his X mark) Bailey, Sr. John Sandlen, Sen. 

Wm. (his X mark) Wilkerson, Jr. Thos. Bradford, Sen. 

Jas. (his X mark) Wilkerson, Jr. Alexander Vincent 

Hannon Wilkerson. Peter Vincent 

Richard Bradford. James (his X mark) Leathers. 

Joshua James. Jerimiah (his X mark) Blalock. 

William (his X mark) Hewett John Seagrovea 

Gteorg© Pridy. Cade (his X mark) Blalock. 



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Wm. (his X mark) Champion. 
Philemon Bradford, Sen. 
John Holt 
John Good. 

Abe (his X mark) Mayfield. 
Chris, (his X mark) Kettle, Sen. 
James Elliott 

Chris, (his X mark) Kettle, Jun, 
Isaac (his X mark) Ralph. 
John (his X mark) Ranes, Jun. 
John (his X mark) Kettle. 
Thomas Roller. 

The foregoing Persons having 
administered by me. 



Philemon Bradford, J\m. 

Joseph (his X mark) Fuller. 

John Petty Cobb. 

John Hooker. 

Richard (his X mark) Nance. 

Stephen (his X mark) Hicks. 

William (his X mark) Hitley. 

Jos. Blackwell. 

Wilson (his X mark) Rogers. 

John (his X mark) Sutton. 

James (his X mark) Hitley. 
Ralph Banks. 

taken the Oath of Allegiance and 
THOS. BANKS, J. P. 



Persons in the Island Creek District who have taken the State Oath 
according to the Act of Assembly passed at New Bern the 15th. day 
November, 1777, in the 2nd year of the independence of State of No. 
Carolina before JOHN TAYLOR 

May 22nd, 1778, having taken the Oath we hereby Subscribe our 
names, viz. : 
Joseph Glover. 
Stephen Hargrave. 
Lewis Taylor. 
John Taylor. 
David Mason. 
James Satterwhite. 
James Terry. 
Timothy DriscoU. 
Henry Philip Haw, aflSrmed. 
Pemberton Burch. 
Edmund Kalley. 
Roland Terry. 
Vinkler Jones. 
GHUum Norwood. 
William Burch. 
Henry Burch. 



Danby Whitlow. 
William Quarlea 
James Cooke. 
Gideon Gtooch. 
Lewis Collins* 
Augtri Davis, Jr. 
Thos. Satterwhite. 
Joseph Taylor. 
John Lewis, Jr. 
Nathan Byers. 
John Hunt 
Jesse Harper. 
Stephen Terry. 
Obadiah Clomonts. 
William Beaver. 
William Wallace. 



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Nicholas BurcL 
Augustine Davia. 
Henry Melton. 
John Davis. 
James Hester. 
Thomas Bartiett 
Daniel Clayton. 
John Beaver. 
Jesse Barnett 
William Byars. 
Samuel Sneed. 
Greorge Newman. 
William Vicky. 
Absolom Davis. 
Solemon Davis. 
Stephen Wilson. 
Charles Taylor. 
Neal Glover. 
Jos. Akin* 
William Cocke, Jr. 
Zach. Hester. 
Wm. Cocke. 



George Gbber. 
John Trainham. 
William Gober. 
Thos. Daniel. 
Richard Millener. 
Hogin Perry. 
James Hazzlewig. 
John Roberds. 
Nathaniel Norwood. 
Samuel Pittard. 
Jordan Norwood. 
John Glover. 
John Butler. 
Rowland Gooch. 
Nathan liles. 
John Childs. 
Solomon Walker. 
Richard Lewis. 
Richard Taylor. 
William Slover. 
Henry Williams. 
John Whitlow. 



William Malloy. 

Aug. 2nd, 1778. I hereby oertifie that no Inhabitant of Island 
Creek District refused to take the State Oath (that I know of) but 
Zephaniah demons & Senior demons and it appeared to me they re- 
fused only thro' a conscienciousness of swearing at all. Certified 
the date above. JOHN TAYLOR. 



A list of the people that has taken the Oath of Allegiance in Nut- 
bush District 



Howel Mosa 
John Lane. 
James Paschale. 
Sherwood Sims, Jr. 
William Sims. 
John Rice. 
SamT Crafton. 



James Hague. 
John Morris. 
John Hargrove. 
Charles Hammack. 
Lennard Sims. 
Elisha Sims. 
William Key. 



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Eandolph MitchelL 
Benjamin Thomas. 
Charles Dotson. 
Argil Hanckfl. 
Josiah Mitchel. 
Laban lindeey. 
Jonathan Graves. 
Samuel Searcy. 
!N'icholas Jeter. 
Henry Fleeman. 
Richard Hargrova 
Francis Williams. 
Gfeorge Gayden. 
Elisha PaschaL 
Simon Williams. 
John English. 
John W. Daniel. 
William Dotson. 
John HoweL 
Thomas Sims. 
William Wiers. 
William King. 
Thomas Riley. 
Thomas Key. 
James Webb. 
Edmond Jones. 



Job Hammond. 
Rawleigh Hammond. 
Robt Gillespie. 
Thomas Lanier. 
Sam'l Hammond. 
Sherwood Sims. 
WiUiam Todd. 
Henry Lyon. 
Joseph Linsey. 
David Hanmiock. 
James Mitchel. 
William Cuningfaam. 
Ben Johnson. 
James Buchanan. 
Sam'l Maning. 
Benjamin Guy. 
John Chadwick. 
Sam'l Chapmen. 
Nathaniel Roberson. 
Rbbt Hyde. 
Stephen Turner. 
Philemon Hilliard. 
Semple Muillachy. 
Joseph Skeliton. 
Daniel Williams. 
Bartlet Searcy. 



The following took the Oath in Country Line District. 
YOUNG, ESQ.: 

Joseph Bridgers produces a Certificate. 
William Yancey. . John Stovall. 

Ralph Neal. William Pool 

Joel Chandler. Drury Stovall. 

Charles Spaulding. John Jones. 

Henry Spalding. Samuel Harrison. 

James Yancey, Jun. William Buchanan. 

Lewis Yancey. Samuel Whitehead. 

M. Hunt Thomas Mutter. 



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Lab'n Johnston. 

William Puryear. 

Thos. Pool. 

Benjamin Harrison. 

Luke Sanders. 

Henry Malone. 

Stephen Hester, by certificate. 

John Baynet 

John Puryear. 

James Yancey. 

Chas. Yancey. 

Thomas More. 

John Dunkin. 

John Wood. 

Josiah Farmer. 

George Newton. 

William Royster. 

Robert Puryear. 

BarthV Stovall. 

Thomas Stovall. 

Josiah Stovall. 



Ambrose Jones. 
Isack White. 
Robert White. 
James Stanley. 
John Stovall. 
Owen GriflSn. 
Littleton Johnston. 
Benjamin Bearden. 
John Hart 
Hugh Salt 
James Williamson. 
William Wright 
William StovauL 
Philip Yancey. 
William Haggis. 
Gideon Crenshaw. 
Joseph Blanks. 
Haden Pryor. 
William Owens. 
DanH Malone. 
William Puryear. 



The names of the persons in County Line District who have re- 
fused or neglected to take the Oath of Allegiance to the State of N. 
Carolina. 

James Reed. Josepth Hart. 

John W. Graves. Millington Easley. 

Abraham Crenshaw. John Chandler, Jun. 

Ransom Boswell. • David Chandler. 

John Reed. Agron Pinson. 

George Reed. John Young. 
Benjamin Stovall. 



A List of Persons who have taken the Oath of Allegiance in Goshen 
District; 



Thomas Grant 
Charles Edwards. 
22—12 



Richard Davis. 
Chisley Daniel. 



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Thos. Edwaxda. 

Ben. Crenshaw. 

Hazlewood Wilkerson. 

David Bale. 

Rev'd George McJohn provd'd 

certificate of taking of oath. 
Stephen Gafford. 
Nathaniel Malone. 
Dan'l Malone. 
Bartley Green. 
Robt. Sanford. 
William Allen. 
Henry Hester, a certificate. 
Jas. Hester, a certificate. 
Francis Hester, a certificate. 
David Wilkerson. 
John Wilkerson, Jr. 
Thomas Owen. 
John Fitts. 
Minrod Ellis. 
Joel Pope. 
Charles Wade. 
Seth P. Pool. 
Wm. Hart 
John P. Pool. 
Wm. Page. 
Patrick Obrian. 
Francis Howard. 
Thomas Wright 
William Glass. 
Thomas Bond. 
John Owen. 
John Harris. 
Samuel Ward. 
Joseph Roberts. 
Abraham Hester. 
Peter Burnett. 
John Wilkerson. 
QeoTge Malone. 



David Knott 

Chas. Harris. 

James Harris. 

Reubin Harris. 

Absolom Pryor. 

John Hath. 

Wm. Ford. 

John Step. 

Ned Howard. 

James NoswelL 

John Duncan. 

James Knott 

William Gill, Jun. 

John Owen. • 

James Winfree. 

Andrew Paterson. 

William Ballard. 

Jos. Gill. 

Matthew Duty. 

Wm. HoweL 

Wm. Whitehead. 

Josw Chandler. 

Benja. Denney. 

Dennis Obrian. 

William Duty. 

Nathn Page. 

William Carter. 

James Landris. 

John Downey. 

John Pethypool. 

Rich'd Bennett 

Francis Howard, Jr., a certificate. 

John Knott 

Reuben Jones. 

Gabriel Jones. 

Rich'd Brigs. 

John Sanders. 

Milenton Eaaley. 



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A list of Names of such Persons as have either Refused or Neg- 
lected to take the Oath prescribed by law : 

Richard Duty. Daniel Grant 



This Book contains the Names of Persons that hath taken the Oath 
of Allegiance in the Nap of Reed District l)efore me, Robt. Harris. 



James Roes, Qualify'd. 
John Boiling. 
James Bennet 
John (his X mark) Moss. 
Wra. (his X mark) Trusty. 
John (his X mark) Wilbum. 
Jesse Meadows. 
James West 
Abraham Potter. 
George Lane Moon. 
Geo. Thompson. 
James Ham. 

Thomas (his X mark) Fowler. 
George (his X mark) Long. 
Samuel Adams. 
Job Green. 
Christian Walker. 
Joseph Okey. 
Stephen Ledlo. 
Bracton Jones. 
Elias Cozart 
George Thompson Evens. 
Edward Wilbum. 
Jo. Mangum. 
Peter Holand. 

James Boiling produced a certifi- 
cate from Gilford City, also 
James Gallimore. 
George Wright. 
Zephaniah Waller. 



William (his X mark) Gathmore. 

Jacob Cozzart. 

Joseph Justice. 

Anthony Cozzart 

William Suit 

John Gaihmore. 

William Bennet 

Frederick Ross. 

Willm. Ross. 

Tehilu Veazey. 

Sam'l Slaughter. 

Absolom (his X mark) Fort 

James Gunter. 

Robt (his X mark) Russell. 

Leonard Adcock. 

Henry (his X mark) Straiter. 

Jacob Holstein. 

John Harris. 

Samuel Boyd. 

William Jones, Ju'r. 

James Coble, Jim., produced a 
certificate. 

William Jones. 

Charles Grymes. 

William Ogilvie produced a cer- 
tificate. 

John Haig. 

William Boiling produced a cer- 
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NARRATIVE OF 

COL'O DAVID FANNING, 

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, 

Detailing Astonishing Events in No. Ca., 

FROM 1775 TO 1783. 



TO THE READER 



Courteous Reader: 

Whoever thou art, the Author being only a Farmer bred, and not 
conversant in learning, thou may'st think that the within Journal is 
not authentic. But it may be depended upon on that every particu- 
lar herein mentioned is nothing but the truth: Yea, I can boldly 
assert that I have undergone much more than what is herein men- 
tioned. 

Rebellion according to the Scripture is, as the Sin of Witchcraft; 
and the propagators thereof, has been more than once punished: 
which is dreadfully exemplified this day in the now United States of 
America but formerly Provinces ; for since their Independence from 
Great Britain, they have been awfully and visibly punished by the 
fruits of the earth being cut off ; and civil dissention every day pre- 
vailing among them; their fair trade, and commerce almost totally 
ruined ; and nothing prospering so much as nefarious and rebellious 
Smuggling. Whatever imperfections is in the within, its hoped 
will be kindly overlooked by the courteous Reader, and attributed to 
the Author's want of learning. 

I do not set forth anything as a matter of amusement, but what is 
really, justly fact, that my transactions and scenes of life have been 
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duct, resolution, and courage perform wondrous things beyond credi- 
bility, the following of which laudable deeds will give them, axe 
exercised therein the Experience that I have gained. 

In the 19th year of my age, I entered into the War ; and proceeded 
from one step to another, as is herein mentioned, and at the conclusion 
thereof, was forced to leave the place of my nativity for my adher- 
ence to the British Constitution; and after my sore fatigues, I ar- 
rived at St. John River ; and there with the blessing of Gk)d, I have 
hitherto enjoyed the sweets of peace, and freedom under the benevo- 
lent auspices of the British Government — ^which every loyal and true 
subject may enjoy with me, is the wish of the Author. 

King's County, DAVID FANNING. 

Long Beach, 

New Brunswick. 

Jime 24th, 1790. 

PSAI.M 37 & 37. 

"Mark the perfect man, and behold the. upright ! for the end of that 
man is peace." 



A JOURNAL OF 
COL. DAVID FANNING'S TRANSACTIONS, 
DURING THE LATE WAR, IN AMERICA; FROM THE 

TEAR 1775, 
COMMENCING 1ST OF MAY; UNTIL THE PEACE. 



Col. Thomas Fleachall of Fairforest^ ordered the different Cap- 
tains to call the musters, and present two papers for the inhabitants 
to sign. One was to see who was friends to the King and Govern- 
ment; and the other was to see who would join the Rebellion. 

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sent to me, as I was a Sergeant of the said company, to have his com- 
pany warned to meet at his house 16th of said month. I did ac- 
cordingly, and presented two papers; there were 118 men signed in 
favour of the King, also declared to defend the same, at the risk of 
lives and property, in July 1775. There was several advertisements 
set up in every part of said district^ that there was a very good 
prespetearing minester to call at the Different places, to preach, and 
Baptise children. 

But at the time appointed, instead of meeting a Minister, we all 
went to meet two Jews by name of Silvedoor and Rapely ; and after 
making many speeches in favour of the Rebellion, and used all their 
endeavors to delude the people away, at last presented Revolution 
papers to see who would sign them ; they were severely repremanded 
by Henry O'Neal and many others. It came so high, that they had 
much adue to get off, with their lives. The Rebels then found that 
we were fully determined to oppose them. They began to embody 
in the last of said month ; to compel all to join them, or to take away 
our arms. Our officers got word of their intentions. I then got 
orders from the Captain to-wam the Militia to assemble themselves 
at Hugh CNeaPs mill; which was done by several Captains' com- 
panys, and continued for several days under arms; and then both 
parties was determined on this condition, that neither parties should 
intercept each other. This continued for some time, until the Rebels 
had taken Thomas Brown, who after that had the honor to be Colonel 
of the Regiment of the East Florida Rangers, at Augusta They 
burnt his feet, tarred, feathered and cut off his hair. After that he 
got so he was able to set on horseback, he came to our poast, and the 
Rebels then began to embody again. Col'n Fletchall found a large 
camp, and marched from the Liberty Springs to Mill Creek on our 
way towards Xinety-Six ; Twelve miles from Ninety-Six the Rebels 
found that they were not strong enough for us, and sent an Express 
to Col'n Fletchall to come and treat with tiiem, which said Fletchall 
did. But the terms of their treatment I did not know. We were all 
dismissed until further orders. In a short time after the Rebels 
took Capt Robert Cunningham and carried him off to Charleston. 
Our party was then informed of his being taken off in the night time, 
and by making inquiry after him, we got information of a large 
quantity of Ammonition, that was there, on its way to the Cherechee 
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settlement, where the friends of the Government lived, to murder 
all they could. We intercepted the amonition and took Capt'n R. 
Paris, who swore to these facts. We there formed a large camp, and 
Col. Fletchall being so heavy, he gave up the command to Maj. Jo- 
seph Robinson. 

In the month of Nov'r 1775, the South Carolina Militia, of which 
I was at that time Sergeant, under the command of Major Joseph 
Robinson, laid seige to a Fort, erected by the Rebels at Ninety-Six; 
commanded by Col. Mason : which continued for the space of three 
days, and three nights — at the expiration of which time the Rebels 
were forced to surrender, and ^ive up the Fort and Artillery. Ma- 
jor Robinson then ordered the Militia to the North side of the Saluda 
River, and discharged them, for eighteen days. Afterwards orders 
were issued for every Captain to collect their respective companies at 
Hendrick's Mill, about 20 miles from Ninety-Six ; The Rebels hav- 
ing received intelligence of our intended motion, they immediately 
marched before us; and took possession of the ground, which pre- 
vented our assembling there. But about 300 of our Men met at 
Little River and marched from thence to Reedy River; and en- 
camped at the Big Cane Break, for several days. The Rebels being 
informed of our situation, marched unexpectedly upon us, and made 
prisoners of 130 of our men ; the remainder fled into the woods and 
continued there, with the Cherichee Indians until the 18th Jan'y 
1776 ; when I was made a prisoner by a party of Rebels commanded 
by a Captain John Bums; who after detaining me four days, re- 
peatedly urging me to take the oath of allegiance to the United States, 
stript me of everything, and made me give security, for my future 
good bdiaviour, by which means I got clear; On the 10th of May 
1776 hearing the Rebels had issued a proclamation to all friends of 
government, offering them pardon and protection, provided they 
would return to their respective habitations and remain neutral, this 
induced me to return to my home, where I arrived on the 15th of 
June. 

On the 20th, the Rebels being apprehensive of the Cherichee In- 
dians breaking out, despatched several emissaries among the Loyal- 
ists, for to discover their intentions. One of which was Capt. 
Ritchie, who came to me, and told me he was a friend to Govern- 
ment, and some time before left the Indian Nation, and then wanted 
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duct him to any part of the country he wanted for to go, provided he 
would keep it secret. This he promised for to do. But imme- 
diately he went and lodged information against me, and swore that 
I then had a company of men, ready in order, for to join the Indians. 
In consequence of thia, I was made prisoner again, on the 25th, by 
a Capt John Rogers, and thrown into close confinement with 
three centinels over me. On the 1st of July, the Indians came down 
into the back country of South Carolina, and killed several families ; 
at which time, the rebel camp being in great confusion, I made my 
escape, and went to my own house at Rabirn's creek ; but finding a 
number of my friends had already gone to the Indians, and more 
disposed so for to do, I got twenty-five men to join me ; and on our 
arrival at Parishies plantation, on Reedy River, in the Indian land, 
we formed a junction with the Indians, on the 16th inst, in the 
evening; the militia and the Cherickees to amount to 260 surrounded 
the fort built with logs, containing 450 of the Rebels. After a smart 
fire on both sides for two hours and a half, we retreated without any 
injury except one of the Indian Chiefs being shot through the hand. 
I then left the Indians and pursued my way to North Carolina; 
where, on my arrival, I was taken up again, and close confined ; but 
was rescued by my friends, three different times. After which I 
made my escape good. I then endeavored for to go home again ; and 
after experiencing numberless hardships in the woods, I arrived the 
10th of March, 1777, at Rebun's creek. South Carolina. 

I was made prisoner again on the 11th, by a Capt. Smith, bound 
hand and foot, and carried under guard, towards Ninety-Six gaol; 
after marching twelve miles, the company halted for the evening, and 
watching an opportunity, I cut the ropes I was bound with, and stript 
myself when the guard was asleep. I threw myself out of the win- 
dow and returned back to Rebum's creek, by a different way, from 
that which they had carried me prisoner. I was obliged now for to 
secret myself in the woods, and was supplied with provision by some 
Quakers, and other Loyalists, in the neighborhood. 

A company of Loyalists, of which I was one, was then raised by a 
Richard Parish, and it was determined to go to Mobile, and join the 
British army. One of the company proving treacherous, gave infor- 
mation to the Rebels, who raised a body of troops for to suppress us. 
They took me, with five more prisoners, and carried us to Ninety-Six 
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Loyalists, belonging to the company, and made his way good to the 
British army at Mobile, in West Florida, Myself, with five others, 
who were taken, remained in close confinement, until November fol- 
lowing, and we were tried for our lives, on a charge of High Treason, 
for rising in arms against the United States of America; but were 
acquitted and went home. The fees and expenses of my confinement 
amounted to £300, Virginia money, allowing dollars at six shillings 
each, which I paid, and was then ordered back to the gaol for the rent 
of the room. 

On the 1st of March, 1778, Capt John York, of East Florida, 
received orders from the commander-in-chief for the Loyal Militia, 
of Georgia, and South Carolina, to assemble themselves. Accord- 
ingly they were embodied. — The majority of the people chose me 
their commanding officer, we took a number of prisoners, furnished 
ourselves with horses, and marched to Savannah river on the borders 
of Georgia, (two miles above Augusta). Capt York, who was our 
pilot^ then got discouraged, and would not suffer any of the militia 
to proceed with him back to East Florida except three men ; we were 
then under the necessity of returning home, upwards of one hundred 
miles, through the rebel country; and betake ourselves to the woods 
as formerly. During our retreat, we were persued by three hundred 
rebels; but we got back home to Eebum's creek safe. When the 
Rebels found we were returned, they raised a body of men for to take 
us; and for the space of three months kept so constant a look out that 
we were obliged for to stay in the woods ; six weeks of which time I 
never saw a man, except Samuel Brown (who was afterwards killed 
at Tiger river,) that shared my sufferings; we lived entirely without 
either bread or salt, upon what we killed in the wilderness. We de- 
termined, let the consequences be what they would, to proceed to the 
settlement of Green Edver, North Carolina, where we rested our- 
selves at a friend's house, about a week. Here we parted. I then 
proceeded to Tiger river, where I arrived safe on the 1st of June, 
1778. Myself, and Samuel Smith, now associated, and were taken 
by a company of rebels commanded by a Capt Goiry. We made our 
escape the second night, by bribing the sentinel, and parted company. 
I met with one of the horses belonging to the rebels, about a mile from 
the house I had escaped from, and mounted him. They persued me 
through the woods by the horse's tracks, upwards of seventy miles, 
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recover their horse from me, and promised for to return one of the 
four they had taken from me, if I would deliver up the said horse. 
This being agreed upon, I went with them for to receive my own 
horse back ; when we had advanced 30 miles we came near to where 
a rebel fort was; I desired them to go, a little out of the way, and 
avoid it, which they had promised to do before we proceeded on our 
journey. One of them laid hold of my horse's bridle, and told me to 
surrender myself a prisoner, for they were determined to confine me 
in the Fort, or carry me to Ninety-Six gaol, about 80 miles off. They 
said I was not in that damned tory country at that time. I, there- 
fore, after some conversation, concluded to submit for to be disarmed 
at the time, as they threatened blowing a ball through me every in- 
stant, if I did not surrender ; which I did. On my arrival at the 
Fort, I was stript of my clothes, and confined close 'till morning, 
when they tied my legs under a horse's belly, and took me before a 
magistrate to commit me to gaol. However I was admitted to bail 
for my good behaviour. On my retu:m to the people, who took my 
horse, and clothes, and asking for them, I was retaken before another 
magistrate, and committed to gaol, under a stronger guard. On my 
proceeding towards the gaol, the guard was particularly careful about 
securing me ; and in order for to do it^ the more effectually tied me 
with a rope, to a stout fellow who was one of them. When I found 
him asleep, I took the opportunity to cut myself loose with a knife 
(or rather with a pair of horse fleames) which was accidentally left 
lying in the road, and throwing myself out of the window made my 
escape, and took to the mountains for shelter. I continued there for 
some time, when Col. Mills of the Loyal Militia on knowing where I 
was, proposed at several meetings, we had, to raise a company ; which 
we did, of 500 men, for the purpose of going to St Augustine. One 
of the company proved faithless, and gave information to the Rebels, 
who immediately embodied themselves, and took Col. Mills prisoner, 
with 16 of the company, and carried them off to Salisbury Jail. 
Myself with 14 more persued about 20 miles with an intention of 
rescuing them, until we were in sight of Gilbert Town ; where the 
Rebels had a guard ; and finding we could not affect our purpose at 
that time, our numbers being so small, and theirs increasing, we re- 
turned back. The Rebels persued us all night, and in the morning, 
we perceived them within shot of us ; we fixed upon them, which they 
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when they retreated. What injury we did them we could not tell ; 
on our part we suffered no loss. Here our party separated. I made 
way for Holsten River about 140 miles through the woods — I had 
proceeded about 40 miles on my way, when I was met by three men ; 
one of which knew me. He came to me, with seeming friendship, 
and on taking my hand, called his companions to assist him in secur- 
ing me ; which they did ; and made me a prisoner. They tied my 
hands behind my back, and feet to each other under the horse's belly 
and took me to Ninety-Six Jail again, where I was closely confined 
for 17 days. During my confinement I got acquainted with a friend 
to the government, who lived there, by talking to him through the 
grates ; He furnished me with two files and a knife, by which means 
I cut through the iron bars and escaped. I returned again to Re- 
bum's Creek and after remaining some time in the woods there, I 
was advised by friends for to make peace with Capt Gillian, who 
commanded a company of Rebels on the Indian lines. He said I durst 
not be seen by any one of the Rebel party, I got one of ray friends to 
go to him, and desire him to meet me alone, at a particular place, and 
give him my word I would not injure him. We met accordingly, and 
passed our words for not to disturb or injure each other. We con- 
tinued our meetings, in the woods, generdly, every day, or two, for 
the space of a month ; until we were discovered by some of his com- 
pany ; who threatened for to have him punished for treating with me ; 
however he still met me, now and then ; and introduced a friend of 
his to me; who he told me I might depend upon. One day, I ob- 
served an alteration in their behaviours, and asked them when at some 
distance, if he meant for to keep his word with me. He replied "by 
all means." We were all on horseback, and I had my rifle across my 
saddle. When we were going to part, as I expected, he suddenly 
seized my rifle; and the man who was with him seized hold of my 
horse's bridle, he presented his rifle to my breast and told me I was 
his prisoner, or a dead man. I was under the necessity to surrender, 
and they carried me again to my old quarters at Ninety-Six, where 
we arrived on the 11th of Oct'r, 1778. I was stripped entirely 
naked, thrown into irons and chained to the floor. I remained in 
that situation until the 20th of December following, when I again 
made shift, for to get my irons off, and having sawed one of the grates 
some time before, I again escaped by means of fellow prisoner, who 
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down ; I received a fall in getting down, but luckily did not hurt my- 
self. The Gaoler heard me fall, and presented a musket at me, out 
of a window ; but I avoided him. He alarmed the guard and they 
persued me ; but however I got clear off. I found myself much hurt 
by a fall I got in their chasing me. I got back to Rebum's Greek ; 
but was taken in three days ; and again introduced at Ninety-Six. I 
was chained and ironed as before, in the centre of a room 30 feet 
square ; forty-five from the ground, the snow beating in, through the 
roof, with four grates open night and day. I remained in this state 
eleven days ; I got my chains off in the night of the 12th ; The Gaoler 
did not chain me down again ; but I had still part of them remaining 
on one of my legs, which weighed seven pounds and three quarters. 
I continued loose in Gaol until the 13th of February, 1779, when I 
took a bar out of the window, in the night, and prised one of the 
planks out of the floor of the Room, and from thence went down- 
stairs ; I found the door fast, secured ; but I went to a breach, I had 
formerly made in the back of the chimney, and got out One of my 
fellow prisoners escaped with me, and we kept together for some time 
after. We found a number of Horses grazing in a field belonging to 
a company of Rebels, under the command of Capt Fair; who that 
night come into Town. We mounted each of us^ and rode off to Re- 
burn's Creek. On our way, we stopped at a house, and furnished 
ourselves with a Rifle and a pair of Pistols; we also supplied 
ourselves with clothing. By this time, the neighborhood was alarmed 
and the Rebel militia sent in pursuit of us. They laid several am- 
buscades, but without effect, and continued embodied, for six months. 
I was so fortunate as for to escape; but my companion was taken. 
The day after, he was taken, I was riding through a piece of timbered 
woods, when I discovered a party of men — they discovered me, and 
pursued on full speed for seven miles; but I was lucky enough to 
escape them ; but my Horse falling, threw me, and I unfortunately 
lost my rifle. An advertisement was, then, made public, for appre- 
hending me ; and a reward of Seventy silver dollars, and Three Hun- 
dred paper ones, was offered to take me. This made me very cau- 
tious, notwithstanding which I was betrayed and fired upon by a 
party of Rebels, in number, sixteen; I received two bullets in my 
back ; one of which is not extracted. I luckily kept my seat in the 
saddle, and rode off. After proceeding 12 miles I turned my horse 
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but herbs, except three eggs; my wounds, at that time being trouble- 
some and offencive, for the want of dressing, I got my Horse again, 
and moved about twelve miles to a friend's house ; where on my ar- 
rival, I made a signal, which they knew, to acquaint them, of my be- 
ing alive — a young girl of fourteen years old, came to me ; but when 
she came near enough to see me, she was frightened so at the sight, 
she run off. I persued after her on horseback, telling her who I was ; 
She said she knew it was me, but I was dead; that I was, then, a 
spirit and stunk yet I was a long time before I could get her to come 
to me. I looked so much like a rack of nothing but skin and bones, 
and my wounds had not been dressed, and my clothes all bloody. My 
misery and situation was beyond explanation, and no friend in the 
world that I could depend upon; However, these people seeing me 
in that distrest situation, took the greatest care of me, and drest my 
wounds. My horse having been seen by some of the Rebel party, 
They concluded I was not killed; and wrote several letters which 
they gave one of my friends, offering to treat with me ; and advising 
me to surrender ; threatening at the same time, in case I did not, to 
banish eight families of my friends out of South Carolina. A 
limited time was given for my answer, but it had expired, before that 
I received the letters ; in consequence of which, their threats were put 
into execution ; and the people's property was taken from them, and 
they confined. On the receipt of my letter, the people were liberated, 
but their properties were still detained. 

The second day, after, I treated with the Colonel of the Rebel 
Militia, and had an express sent off to Gov. Rutledge at Charlestown, 
about a week after his answer came back with a conditional pardon 
for that which I had done, should be forgotten, and that I should 
live quietly and peacefully at home; and be obliged to pilot parties 
through the woods as occasion might requira 

Before I excepted of these conditions, I advised with my friends, 
and company, who all approved of it, as it conduced both to their 
ease, and safety. 

I remained at home a year and twelve days, and was repeatedly 
urged for to except of a company in the Continental service, which I 
always refused. 

After the reduction of Charlestown, myself and one William Cun- 
ingham, concluded for to embody a party of men, which we affected. 

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prisoner, and then to join Capt. Parish, who was to raise a company 
and assist us. Col'n Williams got notice of it and pushed off; and 
though we got sight of him, he escaped us. 

We now found ourselves growing strong, and numbers flocking 
daily to us. 

I then took the King's proclamations and distributed them through 
the country, for upwards of a hundred miles. 

Capt. Parish had command of the party, and marched up to Ninety- 
Six, which he took command of, without firing a shot, where I found 
him again. The day after, we marched about 12 miles, to Gen. 
Williamson's at Whitehall ; who commanded a fort with 14 swivels, 
and two companies of provincial troops. On our approach, he met 
us, about three miles of the Fort, attended by several officers^ re- 
questing he might discharge the troops, and have protection for him- 
self and them. 

We granted him what he requested; and took possession of the 
Fort, and their arms, which they piled up ; after that they marched 
out of the garrison. 

Three days after that, Col. Pickins, with 300 men, marched out 
and laid down their arms. 

General Robert Cimningham, of the Loyal Militia, now took the 
command ; and formed a camp. 

We kept scouting parties, through the country, and had many 
skirmishes ; but none of consequence. 

After the British American troops, had taken possession of Ninety- 
Six, I continued scouting on the Indian lines, imtil CoL Innis for- 
warded his march up to Musgrove Mill, on the Innoree River, I then 
joined them with a party of fourteen men. 

The following morning the pickets were attacked by a party of 
Rebels. Col. Innis ordered us to advance and support them, which 
we did, and followed them imtil we arrived where the main body 
lay, under Col. Williams. Col. Innis was unfortunately wounded, 
with several other oflBcers. 

We engaged them for some time, and then retreated about a mile 
and a quarter ; where we encamped and in the night., marched off to- 
wards Ninety-Six, under command of Capt. Depister. 

The next morning I, and ray small party returned back to the 
Indian lines. We continued scouting on the lines, for some time, 
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Una Regiment, who gave me a list of some soldiers that he had per- 
mission for to visit their families in the country, on the return from 
Florida to Ninety-Six. I was desired by him for to go to give them 
notice for to join their regiments. On this expedition, I fell in with 
Major Ferguson's party, which was defeated five days afterwards. 
The Rebels after that, began to be numerous and troublesome ; and 
little or no r^ulation amongst us, I made the best of my way to Deep 
River, North Carolina, where I remained until the month of Febru- 
ary, 1781. 

I was, during this time, discovering the disposition of the people ; 
being informed that Lord Cornwallis was marching that way, I kept 
my intentions secret, until I received certain accounts. I then 
caused this advertisement to be published, and used all my influence 
to get all the Loyalists to join me, and defend ourselves, when occasion 
might require. A true copy of which is here set forth. 

''advebtibbment. 
"If any of his Majesty's loyal and faithful subjects, able and 
willing to serve in the Royal North Carolina Regiment commanded 
by Col. Hamilton, are hereby requested to repair to his encamp- 
ment. The Bounty allow^ed for each man, is three Guineas; and 
the terms of engagement are that he shall serve during the Rebellion, 
and within the Provinces of North and South Carolina, and Virginia 
only ; that during his service he shall be entitled to Clothing, Pay, 
Provisions, and all the advantages of his Majesty's Regular, and 
Provincial Troops, and at the end of the Rebellion, when he becomes 
discharged, of course, he is to receive as a reward for his services 
during the war, a free grant of Land agreeable to his Majesty's procla- 
mation." 

Of his persuing Gen. Greene, as far as Hillsboro, this struck such 
a terror on the Rebels, and was so pleasing to us, that we imme- 
diately disarmed the disaffected and embodied about 300 men under 
the command of Col. Pyles. He fell in with a party of Rebels (Col. 
Lee's dragoons) and lost 20 men killed beside the wounded, that died 
afterwards. At this time I was with a small party at Deep River, 
where I took two Rebel officers, prisoners and several soldiers. I 
then directed my march where I left Col. Pyles and came in a little 
distance of the Dragoons, that had cut him up, when I was informed 
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rated into small parties and took to the woods for some time. 

The day Lord Cornwallis defeated Gen. Greene at Guilford, I was 
surprised by a Capt. Duck, with a company of Rebels, where I sus- 
tained a loss of all our Horses, and arms ; we had one man killed on 
each side. 

The day following, myself, and three more of the company, fur- 
nished ourselves with arms, and persued the Rebels, who we discov- 
ered had gone to their respective homes with their plunder. We 
visited one of their houses and found the horses which had been taken 
from the friends of the Government ; and discovering one of the said 
party in an out house. I fired at him, and wounded him in the neck 
with buckshot; but he escaped. We then mounted ourselves, and 
turning the other horses into the woods, we returned back to Deep 
River. We kept concealed in the woods and collected 25 men, having 
scouts out continually until we proceeded to Dixon's Mill, Cane 
Creek, where Lord Cornwallis was there encamped. On our arrival 
there his Lordship met us, and asked me several questions respecting 
the situation of the country, and disposition of the people. I gave 
him all the information in my power, and leaving the company with 
his Lordship, I returned back to Deep river in order for to conduct 
more men to the protection of the British arms. 

Two days following, I returned to the army at Chatham Court 
House, after being surprised and dispersed by the Rebel Dragoons ; 
on my bringing in 70 Loyalists, I joined my company again and 
went with his Lordship, to Cross Creek, and as we had lost most of 
our horses, we determined to return to Deep River, and join his Lord- 
ship when on his way to Hillsborough. General Greene followed his 
Lordship as far as Little River, and then returned to Ramsey's Mills 
on his way to Camden ; his men marched in small parties and dis- 
tressed the friends to Government, through the Deep River settle- 
ment; I took 18 of them at different times, and paroled them, and 
after that we were not distressed by them for some little time ; after 
a little while some of us had assembled at a friend's house, where we 
were surrounded by a party of 14 Rebels under the command of Capt 
John Hinds ; we perceived their approach and prepared for to receive 
them ; when they got quite near us, we run out of the door of the 
house, fired upon them, and killed one of them; on which we took 
three of their horses, and some firelocks — we then took to the woods 
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the Rebels shot in cold blood, and the other they hung on the spot 
where we killed the man a few days before. We were exasperated 
at this, that we determined to have satisfaction, and in a few days I 
collected 17 men well armed, and formed an ambuscade on Deep 
River at Coxe's Mills, and sent out my spies. In the course of two 
hours, one of my spies gave me information of a party of Rebels 
plundering his house, which was about three miles off. I instantly 
marched to the place and discovered them in a field near the house. 
I attacked them immediately, and kept up a smart fire for half an 
hour, during which time we killed their Captain, and one private, 
on the spot — ^wounded three of them, and took two prisoners besides 
eight of their horses well appointed, and several swords. This hap- 
pened on the 11th of May, 1781. The same day, we persued an- 
other party of Rebels, and came up with them the morning following ; 
we attacked them smartly and killed four of them on the spot, 
wounded 3 dangerously and took one prisoner with all their horses, 
and appointments. In about an hour after that, we took two men of 
the same party, and killed one more of them ; the same evening we 
had intelligence of another party of Rebels, which were assembling 
about 30 miles off in order for to attack us; as I thought it best to 
surprise them where they were collecting, I marched all night and 
about 10 o'clock next morning, we came up with them ; we com- 
menced a fire upon each other, which continued for alx>ut 10 minutes 
when they retreated ; we killed tw^o of them, and wounded 7, and took 
18 horses well appointed ; we then returned to Deep River again. I 
still kept the company together, and waited for another o])])ortunity, 
during which time, I took two ReW soldiers and paroUed them, who 
gave me information of a Col. Dudley coming from Gen'l Greene's 
camp at Camden, with baggage. 

I mounted my men and set forward in search of them ; and I 
concealed my men by the side of the road ; and I thought the time 
long; according to information I had from the soldiers — I took one 
man with me, and went to see if I could make any discovery. I 
rode a mile and a half, when I saw Col. Dudley wdth his baggage. I 
then wheeled my horse, and returned to my men ; where I came 
within a hundred yards of them. Dudley and his Dragoons w^ere 
nose and tail and snapped their pistols several times. I then, or- 
dered a march after them, and after marching 2Vi> miles I discovered 
them, and immediately took three of them prisoners, with all the 
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baggage and nine Horses. The baggage I divided among my Men, 
which agreeably to Col. Dudley's report was valued at £1,000 ster- 
ling. I returned to Coxe's Mill and remained there till the 8th 
June; when the Rebels embodied 160 men to attack me, under the 
command of Cols. CoUyer and Balfour. I determined to get the 
advantage by attacking them, which I did with 49 men in the night, 
after marching ten miles to their encampment They took one of the 
guides, which gave them notice of my approach. I proceeded within 
thirty steps of them ; but being imacquainted with the grounds^ ad- 
vanced very cautiously. The sentinel, however, discovered my party, 
and firing upon us, retreated. They secured themselves under the 
cover of the houses, and fences ; the firing then b^an ; and continued 
on both sides for the space of four hours ; being very cloudy and dark 
— during which time I had one man killed, and six wounded ; and 
the guide, before mentioned taken prisoner; whom they killed next 
morning in cold blood. What injury they suffered, I could not 
learn. As the morning appeared, we retreated, and returned again 
to Deep River; leaving our wounded men at a friend's house, pri- 
vately. 

The Rebels then kept a constant scouting, and their numbers were 
so great, that we had to lay still for some time; and when Collier 
and Balfour left the settlement, he and the said Colonel Dudley, be- 
fore mentioned, took the place with 300 men from Virginia. He 
took a negro man from me and sold him at public auction for 110 
pounds; the said negro was sent over the mountains, and I never 
saw him since. At length they all began to scatter; and we to em- 
body. William Elrod being jealous of my taking too much com- 
mand of the men, and in my absence, one day, he pursuaded them 
that I was a going to make them regular soldiers, and cause them 
to be attached to Col. John Hamilton's Regiment ; and vindicated it, 
by an advertisement, that I had handed to several of the Loyalists; 
that I thought had the greatest influence with the Loyalists. He so 
prevailed with the common sort, that when I came to camp I found 
most of my men gone ; I then, declared I never would go on another 
scout, until there was a Field Officer. The majority chose me. 
They, then, drew up a petition to the commanding officer of the 
King's troops. 

A general meeting of the Loyalists was now called, in order, for to 
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that I should be the person. I accordingly set off, for Wilmington, 
being 160 miles, with a petition of the people, to the officer command- 
ing, at that post, for his approbation. On my arrival there. Major 
Craig, who commanded, treated me, with every respect, and approved 
of said petition ; and gave a commission as Col. of the Randolph and 
Chatham Militia — a copy of which is hereunto annexed. 

"By James Henry Craig, Esqr., Major in his Majesty's 82d 
Reg. commanding a detachment of the King's Troops in North Caro- 
lina, &c., fee, To David Fanning, Esqr. 

These are to appoint you, to be Colonel of the Loyal Militia, in 
Randolph, and Chatham Counties, who are directed to obey you, as 
such, in all lawful commands, whatsoever; and you are authorized 
to grant commissions to the necessary persons of known attachment 
to his Majesty's person, and Government, to act as Captains and 
subalterns to the different companies of the Militia aforesaid. As 
Colonel, you are hereby fully impowered to assemble the militia, and 
lead them against any parties of Rebels, or others; the King's ene- 
mies, as often as necessary, to compel all persons whatsoever to join 
you — to seize and disarm, and when necessary to detain, in confine- 
ment, all Rebels or others, acting against his Majesty's Gov't; and to 
do all other acts becoming a King's officer, and good subject. 

Given at Wilmington, this 5th July, 1781. 

J. H. CRAIG, 
Major, Commaning the King's Troops." 

On the 12th July, I returned from Wilmington, and ordered a 
general muster ; and then gave the following commission to the gen- 
telmen herein after named of their respective companies. 

By DAVID FANNING, ESQ., "^ 

Colonel of the Loyal Militia of No. Ca. 

To Greeting: 

Having received sufficient testimony of your Loyalty and Zeal for 
his Majesty's Service and relying on your courage and good conduct 
I do hereby appoint you to be of a com- 
pany in the district of . You are, therefore, dili- 
gently and carefully to discharge the duty of such ; obeying all orders 
and directions, which you may receive from time to time, from any 
superior officers, in his Majesty's Service, and all others. The in- 
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pany are directed and requested to obey you as 

of said company. 

Given under my hand at Coxe's Mill this , 1781 

DAVID FANNrnG, 
Col. Com'g his Majesties Loyal Militia, &c. 

THE XAMES OF THE COMPANIES OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, AS THEY WAS 
COMMISSIONED IN THEIR DIFFERENT COMPANIES. 

1. John Rains, Capt. 16 July, (promoted Major 13 Oct,) 1781. 

William Rains, Lt 

Thomas Donnelly, Ensign. 

John Spinks, Ser. Maj. 
'2. Geo. Rains, Capt, In Charleston at the peace. 

Ebenezer Wollaaton, Lt do. 

Robt. Rains, Ensign in N. C. 
8. Wm. Finnacon, Capt in N. C, now. 

Rich'd Bird, Lieut do. 

Cornelius Latham, Ensign do. 
-X. Afichael Robbins, Capt. last account in N. C. 

William Ilillis, Lt. in Florida at the peace. 

Daniel Brown, Ensign. Killed in N. C. by the Rebels. 
5. Robert Turner, Capt in N. C. 

Absolem Autrey, Lt. in Florida. 

Wm. King, Ens. joined the Rebels. 
0. Ste])hen Walker, Capt, murdered. 

Frederick Smith, Lt., hanged 'at Hillsboro, for his loyalty. 

Wm. Ilunsucker, Ens., do. do. 

7. Jos. Currie, Capt In Florida at the peace. 
Benj. Shields, Lt. in N. C. 

Jas. Rains, Ens. in S. C. 

THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE DIFFERENT COMPANIES IN 

CHATHAM COUNTY. 

8. Thomas Dark, Capt. Hanged at Hillsboro for his loyalty. 
Wm. Hoocher, Lt. Murdered by the Rebels. 

Henry Ramsour, Ens. In Charleston, S. C, at the peace. 
U. Wm. Lindley, Capt Murdered by the Rebels. 
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Wm. McPherson, Ens. In Charleston. 

10. Sam'l Dark, Capt. At last account in N. C. 
James EUett, Lt. Drowned in Florida. 
Thos. EUett, Ensign. In Florida. 

11. Benj. Underwood, Capt, late in New Brunswick. 
Fred Smith, Lt, in N. C. 

Adam Smith, Ens., in N. C. 

12. Wm. Deaton, Capt Killed in battle on the day after the rebel, 
Gov. Burke was taken. 

Wm. Carr, Lt In West Indies. 
John Erwen, Ens. Florida. 

13. Martin Kendrick, Capt N. C. 
Thos. McDowell. Rebel Capt 
Wm. Brown. Joined the Rebels. 

NAMES OF OFFICERS IN ORANGE COUNTY. 

14. RichM Edwards, Capt Killed in battle. 
Edward Edwards, Lieut Killed 13th Sept 
Thos. Estwick, Ensign. 

15. Stephen HoUoway, Capt Killed in battle. 
John Hastings, Lieut Now in N. C. 
Ab'm Nelson, Ens. 

THE NAMES OF OFFICERS IN THE DIFFERENT COMPANIES IN CUMBER- 
LAND COUNTY. 

16. John Cagle, Capt. Hanged by the Rebels at P. D. 
Jacob Mauney, Lieut In N. C. 

Wm. Dunn, Ensign. 

17. Meriday Edwards, Capt East Florida. 
Reuben Shields, Lieut N. C. 

Wm. Hancock, Ens. 

18. Alex. Mclver, Capt 
Murdock Martin, Lt. England. 

19. Wm. McCloud, Capt 
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THE NAMES OF THE OFFICEES IN ANSON COUNTY. 

20. Wm. Price, Capt Killed by the Rebels. 
Wm. Fanning, Lt Hanged. 

21. Wm. McKnight^ Capt Murdered. 
Stephen Phillips, Lt. In S. O. 

22. Abner Smally, Capt In Burke Co., N. C. 
Jos. Hodge, Lt. Murdered by the Rebels. 

Those gentlemen had their appointment from Major Ferguson 
in So. Ca., in July, 1780, but joined all according to their dates. 

On my return to Deep River I immediately caused a general Mus- 
ter of the Loyalists, which I collected' to the amount of 150 men, 
but finding them deficient in arms I discharged all except 63, whidi 
I appointed fully; out of which, I collected from the whole, and 
ordered the rest, to be ready to join me when I called for them, I, 
also, gave the foregoing commissions, to the different officers set 
forth, who rendered many services to the British Government, during 
the late war, who singulared themselves with me in the interior 
parts of that rebellious Country, and subdued the greatest part of the 
Province; so far that the wirst of the Rebels come to me, begging 
protection for themselves, and property. The exertions of myself, 
and the other officers had the whole country under the protection 
of the British Government, until long after the surrender of Lord 
Comwallis, and the evacuation of Wilmington; and after all the 
British Troops was called to their different posts on the Sea shore. 

I continued acting in the interior parts of North Carolina, and was 
like to obtain a truce with the Rebels in the heart of the country. 
Those people have been induced to brave every danger and difficulty 
Juring the late war, rather than render any service to the Rebels — 
their properties real and personal, taken to support their enemies — 
the fatherless and widows stripped, and every means of support taken 
from them — their houses and lands and all personal property taken, 
and no resting place, could be found for them. As to place them in 
their former possessions, is impossible — stripped of all their prop- 
erty, driven from their Houses — deprived of their wives and chil- 
dren — robbed of a free and mild government — ^betrayed and deserted 
by their friends, what can repay them, for the misery ? Dragging 
out a wretched life of obscurity and want, Heaven, only, which 
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bers of them left their wives and children in North Carolina, not 
being able to send for them ; and now in the West Indies and other 
parts of the world for refuge, and not returned to their families yet. 
Some of them, that returned, under the act of oblivion passed in 
1783, was taken to Hillsboro, and hanged for their past services ihat 
they rendered the Government whilst under my command. I am 
fully sensible of the good designs that Government intends for the 
Loyalists in so repeatedly renewing the act. I can solemnly declare 
that^ I think, Major John Rains, and Capt. George Rains two of the 
diservingest officers that ever acted in America during the late war, 
either in provintial or Militia; and to my certain knowledge John 
Rains had two Mills burnt; Three dwelling Houses and besides a 
bam, and property totally taken away. I have given a direct ac- 
count of the officers opposite their names as I possibly can ; also their 
promotions and deaths. What I have set forth, I will further vin- 
dicate. Besides other officers of other counties that joined me at 
different times, and places, as I shall refer to, in other parts of my 
Journal; in particular Col. Arch McDugald and Samuel Andrews 
who joined me several times. Given at King's County, New Bruna- 
wick, Nov. 29th, 1Y89. 

The Rebels on the same day held a general muster at Chatham 
Court House, about twenty-five miles, where I had assembled, and 
the day following were to call a court-martial for the trial of several 
Loyalists, who had refused to bear arms, in opposition to govern- 
ment. Upon receiving this intelligence I proceeded, towards the 
Court House, 17 miles, that night, with the men I had named ; and 
the morning following, by 7 o'clock, I arrived there. I surrounded 
the place, where they were. I expected to find members of the Court 
Martial, but they had dispersed the evening before, and were for 
to meet at 8 o'clock. I then posted pickets on every road, and within 
the space of two hours, took 63 prisoners — among them, the Colonel, 
Major and all the militia officers of the county, except two, who had 
not attended ; and also one Continental Captain, with three of their 
delegates to the General Assembly. I immediately marched them 
to Coxe's Mill, and parolled all except 14, who I knew were violent 
against the government. Those I conducted to Wilmington and de- 
livered to Major Craigg. I then represented to Major Craigg that 
with his approbation, I would establish certain regulations for the 
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enough, on my giving them to him to correct, and confirm; the 
following rules, which were printed and distributed in the country. 

Rules and RECfULATioNs for the well governing the loyal 
Militia of the Province of North Carolina. 

1st. Xo ])erson to be admitted a militia man imtil he takes the 
Oath of Alleg-iance to his Majesty, which is always to be done before 
the senior officer of the Regiment on tlie spot. 

2d. All persons once enrolled, in a Militia company, and having 
taken the oath above mentioned, will be considered as entitled to 
every ])riviledge and protection of a British subject, on being detected 
joining the labels, will l)c treated, as a deserter, and traitor. 

3d. Every militia man is to repair, without fail or excuse, except 
sickness, at the time appointed, to the place assigned by his Col'n 
or Capt. with his arms, and accourtrements, and is not to quit his 
company, on any pretence whatever, without the knowledge and per- 
mission, of his Captain or commanding officer. 

4th. The Col'n of every County has full power to call his Regi- 
ment together, and march them when necessary for his Majesty's 
service; the Captain of each company has also power, to assemble 
his company, when any sudden emergency renders it necessary, and 
which he is to report as soon as possible to his Colonel. 

5th. Mutual assistance is to be given on all occasions; but so 
it is impossible to give positive directions on this subject, it is left 
to the discretion of the Colonels of Regiments, who m\ist be answer- 
able that, their reasons, for not affording assistance when required, 
are sufficient. 

Gth. When the militia of different counties are embodied, the 
senior officer is to command ; Colonels of Regiments are immediately 
to determine, the present rank of their Captains, in which, regard 
is to be bad to seniority of commission or service. In case of va- 
cancies; the (Colonels may grant temporary commissions, till re- 
course may be had to the Commanding Officer of the King's troops. 

7th. The men are to understand, that in what relates to the 
service they are bound to obey all officers, though not immediately 
belonging to their own companies. 

8th. Court Martials may be sit by appointment of the Colonel 
or Commanding Officer; and must consist for the trial of an officer, 
of all the officers of the Regiment he belongs, except the Col'o or 
Commanding officer, and for the trial of a non-Commissioned officer 
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belong to the same company, as the person to be tried. The oldest 
Captain to preside ; and the sentence of the Court, to be determined 
by plurality of votes; and approved by the Commanding Officer. 

9th. No Colonel is to supercede an officer pithout trial; but he 
may suspend him 'till he can be tried. 

10th. Quiting camp without permission, disobedience of orders, 
neglect of duty, plundering, and all irregularities and disorder to l)e 
punished at the discretion of a Court Martial, constituted as abovo 
mentioned ; and by the approbation of the CoPn or Commanding of- 
ficer ; who has power to pardon, or remit, any part of a punishment, 
but not to increase or alter it. 

11th. Every man must take the strictest care of his arms, and 
ammunition; and have them always ready for service. 

12th. When the Militia is not embodied, they are at all times to 
be attentive to the motions of the Rebels ; and immediately to acquaint 
the nearest Officer of any thing he may discover, who is to communi- 
cate it to his CoPn or other officers as may be requisite. 

13th. It is the duty of every person professing allegiance to his 
Majesty to communicate to the Commanding Officer of the nearest 
British port any intelligence he can procure of the assembling or 
moving of any bodies of Rebels. Persons employed on this occasion 
shall always be paid. 

14th. CoFns of Regts. may assembly any number of their men, 
they think necessary to be posted in purticular spots of their districts 
— their time of service on these occasions is to be limited ; and they 
are at the expiration to be relieved, by others. Great care is to be 
taken that no partiality is shown, that each take an equal proportion 
of duty ; for which purpose alphabetical rolls are to be kept, by which 
the men are to be warned. Every Capt to keep an account of the 
number of days each man of his company serves. 

The strict observance of the above regulations, is strongly recom- 
mended as the best means of the King's faithful subjects manifest 
superiority over the rebel militia; and insure them, that success 
their zeal and spirit in the cause of their country entitles them to 
expect 

Head Quarters, Wilmington, 25 Sept, 1781. 

I thought proper to administer the following oath of Allegiance 

unto those people I was dubious of. "I, A. B , do swear on 

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Sovereign Lord, King Gteorge the 3rd ; and to uphold the same. I 
do voluntarily promise for to serve as Militia, under any officers 
appointed over me; and that I will when lawfully warned by our 
said officers assemble at any place by them directed in case of danger ; 
in the space of 8 hours. I will go with my arms and accoutrements 
in good order, to suppress any rebels or others, the King's enemies ; 
that I will not at any time do, or cause to be done any thing preju- 
dicial to his Majesty's government ; or suffer any intercourse or cor- 
respondence with the enemies thereof; that I will make known any 
plot, or plots, any wise inimical to his Majesty's forces, or loyal sub- 
jects, by me discovered, to his majesty's officers contiguous, and it 
shall not exceed six hours, before the said is discovered, if health 
and distance permit This I do solemnly swear and promise to de- 
fend in all cased, whatsoever. So help me, God ?" 

I then returned to the head of Little River, on my way to Coxe's 
Mill, where I was informed by two men, who informed me that the 
Rebels had separated into two small parties, thinking I should 
never return from Wilmington ; I passed on and got intelligence of 
Col. Alstine lying on the banks of Deep River, with a party of 25 
men. We marched all that day and the night following; and just 
as the day dawned, we advanced in three divisions, up to a house, 
they had thrown themselves into. On our approach, we fired upon 
the house, as I was determined to make examples of them, for be- 
having in the manner they hafl done, to one of my pilots, by name, 
Kenneth Black. They returned our fire, and the action continued 
upwards of three hours, when after killing four of them, and wound- 
ing all the rest, except three, they sent out a flag to surrender. Col. 
Alstine's lady begging their lives. On her solicitation, I concluded 
to grant her request ; and after the capitulation I gave the following 
paroles to CoL Philip Alstine and his men. 

"I do hereby acknowledge myself a Prisoner of War, upon my 
parole, to His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, and that I am hereby 
engaged till I shall be exchanged, or otherwise released therefrom, 
to proceed immediately to my plantation on Dunnam's Creek, Cum- 
berland County (or elsewhere) No. Carolina, there to remain; or 
within five miles thereof — and that I shall not in the mean time, do, 
or cause anything to be done, prejudicial to the success of his Majes- 
ty's arms; nor have any intercourse or hold correspondence with the 
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lency, or other Person having authority thereto, that I will surrender 
myself up to him or them, at such time and place as shall hereafter 
be required. 

PHILIP ALSTINE, 
Cumberland County, CoPn. 

Deep River, July 29th, 1Y81. 
Witness: David Fanning, Col'o Com'g Loyal Militia. 

In the course of this affair, we had two men killed, and four wound- 
ed, who afterwards recovered. A party of Rebels appeared in sight 
a little time after the firing began; but they did not approach to 
afford Col. Alstine any support. When the action was over, they ran 
off; and our horses being quite fatigued, rendered it impossible for 
me, to pursue them. I then pursued my r6ute to Coxe's Mill, where 
on my arrival I gave twelve hours leave to the men ; after detaching 
a sufficient number for the necessary guards, to go to their respective 
homes. Immediately after that, I heard that a wagon loaded with 
salt for the use of the rebel army had passed about 12 hours. I took 
eight men with me, and after a chase of 16 miles I overtook her, and 
conducted it back to Coxe's Mill. On my return I found that Major 
Rains, had been attacked by a party of 150 rebels ; who had attempted 
to secure the Fort of Deep River, at Coxe's Mill^ however it w?i8 
without success. He had one man wounded, and several horses. In 
the attack. On my approach, they retreated. They then sent a 
flag with offers of peace. I returned for answer, "I was determined 
to make peace with the sword — or otherwise till they should become 
subjects of Great Britain." My men now being collected to the 
amount of 140, who by this time were well armed, and hearing 
nothing further from them, the next morning, we marched to the 
place, where I had been informed they were ; but found them gone off. 
I discovered some of their scouts, but on firing on them, they took to 
the woods. I heard, that they had marched and joined another party 
of 250 men, commanded by Colonels Paisley and Balfour. Upon 
which I returned to Coxe's Mill ; I sent out spies that night, who re- 
turned before morning and informed me that the two rebel parties 
had joined, being about 400 in number and encamped at Brown's 
plantation, about two miles up the River on the opposite side. I 
dispatched a flag to them, acquainting them as before, of my determi- 
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parties to determine the matter by force of arms; at the same time 
acquainting them, that the ill treatment of some prisoners they had 
taken a little while before, had determined me to retaliate in case, 
an end was not put to it ; I directed the flag to Major Cage, who com- 
manded at the time before, and I received the following answer. 

"Sir, I received yours by a flag, and can assure you that I should 
be as sorry as any person living to misuse a prisoner; but at the 
same time, I think that it is my duty to oppose my enemies, and if 
any of your men should fall into my hands I shall endeavor to use 
what influence I can to have them treated as prisoners; and I hope 
you will do the same. I must also inform you, that I am not the 
commanding officer ; if I was, I should immediately return you an 
answer; As your letter was not directed to the commanding officer 
he will not undertake it. . You will direct to him ; Colonel O'Neal is 
Commander at present. 

I am, Yours, &c., &c WM. CAGE. 

Aug. 2d, 1781. 

To Col. David Fanning. 

I also received a message from Col. O'Neal that whenever they 
met, they would fight me, but not by an immediate appointment ; I 
directly orderd a march and proceeded to the place where I was in- 
formed by the Bearer of the Flag they lay encamped; but on my 
arrival there, they had marched off; and from intelligence I had 
procured, I had reason to suppose they had gone to Salesbury to get 
reinforced, by General Rutherford. I then concluded to go, to Wil- 
mington for a supply of ammunition ; finding my stock began to grow 
low. I got to Cross Creek on the 11th of August; and early in the 
morning following crossed the Cape Fear River, when Maj. Samuel 
Andrews joined me with his company and scouted through all the 
rebel settlements, on the north side of the River ; and took a number 
of prisoners, arms and horses. I also discovered where 25 barrels of 
salt were concealed; designed for the rebel army. I distroyed it; 
and then marched down the side ; and came to a plantation belonging 
to a Capt. Robertson — which I burned ; From thence I marched to 
his brother's Col. Robertson, which served in the same manner. On 
my march, I took several prisoners^ whom I parolled, except 20 ; 
those I delivered to Capt Leggett, then commanding at Wilmington ; 
where I arrived on the 24th. Having got supplied with ammuni- 
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On my arrival at Elizabethtown, I found Col. Slingsbee, of the 
Loyal Militia of Bladen county, with a number of paroled rebels in 
his camp. I disapproved of keeping them, there, and told him I 
thought it imprudent and unsafe. The event proved so; for that 
night they, having some arms concealed, fired upon his camp, and 
wounded him mortally. Five Captains were also wounded, some of 
whom died afterwards of their wounds. The day following I arrived 
at McFalls mills about 60 miles, where I dispatched 90 of my 
men back, to render assistance, on receiving the unfortunate accounts 
of Col. Slingsbee^s misfortune; but it was too late; as the rebels 
had taken to the woods and got off. 

I had information of the rebel, Col'n Wade with 450 militia, was, 
then, on his march to attack CoL McNeal, who had assembled 70 
of the Loyal Militia of Bladen, and they lay on the side of Drown- 
ing Creek. I instantly dispatched an express, to know his situation, 
and offering assistance; in three hours, I received for answer, he 
would be glad to see me and my party. I marched directly, and by 
daylight, arrived with 166 men. Our pickets were fired upon; and 
retreated into camp, having exchanged shots with those of the Rebels. 
We had information that they were crossing a bridge on Drowning 
Creek, about three miles off, when the pickets fired upon them; 
and that there was 420 men crossed the bridge. I immediately or- 
dered all my men to arms, and counted them ; which in number was 
226, horse and foot; I then marched immediately to attack them; 
when I formed my little party I left great vacancies in order to ap- 
pear as numerous as possible, and to prevent their turning my 
flanks. We attacked them at 11 o'clock; and engaged them an hour 
and a half; on my ordering a charge; they retreated. We pursued 
them 7 miles and took 54 prisoners ; 4 of which died that night On 
our return we found 19 dead; and the next day, several came in 
and surrendered, all of whom were wounded, and we had reason to 
suppose that several died in the swamps, by accounts, we received 
from those who came in * afterwards. Our loss was only 5 men 
wounded; one of which died; and 5 Horses killed; besides a few 
wounded. We took 250 horses; most of which was loaded with 
effects they had plundered from the friends of the Gk)vemment; 
and as I had formerly (Trdered that whoever found concealed goods, 
of any kind should keep them; I also now ordered that every man 
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ping those 60 ; who were not mounted in the action. I then paroUed 
the prisoners, except 30, which I sent to Wilmington, under a guard 
of Col. McNeaPs men. Then with my party, I marched that even- 
ing to Little River, 16 miles from McFalls Mill; where the party 
returned, which had gone to Col'n Slingsby's assistance. The day 
following, I arrived at Coxe's Mill, where I issued the following 

advertisement; and circulated it through the country: 

'^ADVERTISEMENT. 

This is to let all persons know, that do not make ready and repair 
immediately to camp, that their property shall be seized, and sold 
at public sale; and if they are taken, and brought into camp they 
shall be sent to Wilmington, as prisoners, and there remain, as such, 
in the provost; and be considered as Rebels; also, if any rebel is 
willing to surrender and come in he shall reap the benefit of a sub- 
ject DAVID FANNING, 

Cbl'o Com'g loyal Militia, 

Camp Coxe's Mill, 6th Sept, 1781. 

On the 9th of Sept I was joined by CoFn McDugald of the Loyal 
Militia of Cumberland County, with 200 men; and CoL Hector 
McNiel, with his party from Bladen of 70 men ; and in consequence 
of ray advertisement I had also 435, who came in ; and many found 
me afterwards. 

I had previously determined within myself to take the Rebel, 
Giovernor Burke of North Carolina and I had a conversation with 
Major Craigg, on that subject. I now thought it a favourable oppor- 
tunity, as I found myself at the head of 950 men of my own regi- 
ment ; exclusive of McDugald and McNiel's regiments. I acquaint- 
ed Major Raines, of my resolution, who approved of it The rebel 
General John Butler, and Col. Robert Maybin of the Continental 
line, lay within r 40 miles of our encampment^ on the Cape Fear 
River. It was supposed by my officers, that I intended to attack 
them. : After marching 16 miles to Rocky River, I went a little 
distance out of my road, to a friend's house, for intelligence, of the 
fcituation of the Rebels ; during which time, the guide led my little 
army about two milea out of the way, towards General Butler. 'On 
my return, I was under the necessity of making my intentions known ; 
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day and the following night; At 7 o'clock on the morning of the 
12th we entered the town in three divisions, and received several shots 
from different houses ; however, we lost none and suffered no damage, 
except one man wounded. We killed fifteen of the rebels, and wound- 
ed twenty ; and took upwards of two hundred prisoners ; amongst them 
w^as the Governor, his Council, and part of the Continental Colonels, 
several captains and subalterns, and seventy one continental soldiers 
out of a church. We proceeded to the Gaol, and released thirty 
Loyalists, and British soldiers; one of which, was to have been 
hanged on that day. About 12 o'clock, I left Hillsboro; and pro- 
ceeded Eighteen Miles that night towards Coxe's Mill ; in the morn- 
ing I pursued my march about Eight miles further, to Lindley's Mill 
on Cane Creek; where Gen'l Butler and a parly of rebels had con- 
cealed themselves. Col'n McNeal, who had the advance guard, had 
neglected to take the necessary precautions for our safety, and by 
information of Capt McLain, Cumberland county, Little River; 
and as soon as I had discovered the situation, we were in, and having 
so great a number of prisoners, I left my station, and pushed for 
the advanced guard; on my coming up with Col'n McNeal, I in- 
quired the reason of his neglect; and before he could answer, we were 
fired upon by the rebels. They killed Eight men, among them was 
CoFn McNeal, who received three balls through him, and five through 
his horse. I then ordered a retreat back to where we left the pris- 
oners and after securing them, I made the necessary preparations to 
attack the enemy; and after engaging them four hours they re- 
treated. I lost twenty-seven men killed, and sixty, so badly woimd- 
ed, that they could not be moved ; besides thirty slightly, but so that 
they could keep up with the main body. At the conclusion of this 
action, I received a shot in my left arm, which broke the bone in sev- 
eral pieces ; my loss of blood was so great, that I was taken off my 
horse, and led to a secret place in the woods. I then sent Lieut Wole- 
ston, to my little army, for Col'n Arch McDugald, and Major John 
Rains and Lt. Col'n Arch McKay, to take command ; to send to Wil- 
mington for assistance, as I was not able to take my command. I also 
desired that Major Rains return as soon as he could leave Col. Mc- 
Dugald ; as I thought he might be the means of saving me from the 
hands of my enemies. These gentlemen conducted themselves in 
such a manner, I think they deserve the applause of every loyal 
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Butler pursued them all the way until they met Major Craigg com- 
ing to their assistance. They made their march good for 160 miles 
and never lost one prisoner, but introduced Thos. Burke, their Gov- 
ernor, and his regiment of rebels, to Major Craigg; who very well 
accepted them; and Major Craigg introduced his Excellency, and 
Regiment^ to the Provost Master. I am informed by letters from 
Col. Arch. McDugal, dated 6th of Aug., 1Y89, that no provision has 
been made for him yet Also Major Rains, the 2nd of Oct'r, 1789. 
But I am in hopes when the Government comes to be informed, of the 
many services that they have done, they will consider them, and 
make some allowance for them. I am personally acquainted with 
their services. Major John Rains, was the first man, that took up 
arms within North Carolina; and the last man with me, and took 
an active part in command in six and thirty skirmishes in N. C. 
(also Capt. George Rains). 

At the departure of my little army, I was left with three men; 
and in four days 17 more came to my assistance. I made enquiry 
respecting the loss of the Rebels, in the late action ; and found that 
the inhabitants had buried 24, and that the wounded they had left 
were 90, besides those that went off and that my party had taken 10 
prisoners. Of the number of the killed was Col'o Luttrell, and 
Major Knowles, who were inveterate enemies to the Loyalists. 

The party we had engaged I found consisted of four hundred Con- 
tinentals under the command of Col'o Maybin and G^n^l Butler. 
In twenty-four days I found myself able to set up, and then dispatch- 
ed four of my Captains Hooker, Rains, Knight and Lindly, to Wil- 
mington for a supply of ammunition ; and before their return, I had 
sent out, and embodied 140 men, during which time I heard of a 
quantity of leather, which was prepared for the use of the rebel army, 
and was ordered for Gkn'l Green's quarters at Camden. I went to 
the place, and finding the leather agreeable to my information, I 
took enough thereof to equip the company completely, and ordered 
the rest to be destroyed. On my return to Brush Creek, near where 
I had been secreted during my illness, occasioned by my wounds, I 
sent out spies for discovery. Two of them returned, in less than 
an hour, with the information of six hundred rebels, who were ad- 
vancing for to attack me. But they proved no more than 170. Their 
accounts disheartened a number of my men. From my being in so 
weak a state, they apprehended I would not be able, to command 
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there in two ranks and showed two fronts, as they appeared both in 
my front and rear; the fire continued for nearly an hour. I lost 
three men killed, and three badly wounded. The rebels had one kill- 
ed and several wounded. Then they retreated; and rallied and 
attacked again, after retreating, about a mile, which was so unexpect- 
ed, that I concluded they had been reinforced. I then retreated ; but 
without loss, except my baggage. I, then, separates my men in small 
parties, until the arrival of the four officers, I had dispatched for 
ammunition, to Wilmington, who brought the following letter from 
Maj^r Craigg, with 6,000 cartridges: 

'Wilmington, 13th Oct, 1781. 
"Dear Sir: 

Your letter gave me infinite satisfaction from the favourable ac- 
counts, it contained of your health, and the probability of your soon 
being restored to that service, in which you have done so much to your 
honour. I beg to accept for myself, and convey to those of your 
officers whom I have not yet seen, my warmest thanks for their gal- 
lantry and good behaviour. I enclose you the commission you de- 
sider for Major Rains, who I am persuaded will endeavour to answer 
your warm recommendations. I have been unfortunate enough to 
lose the list of medicines you sent for; however I desired the Sur- 
geon, to send you such as he thinks, most likely to be serviceable to 
you; though from his not being acquainted with your case, is all 
by guess — ^I am much concerned to find the probabilities of your 
people suffering from want of . attendance or necessaries. Nothing 
shall be wanting in my power, either in that respect or that of salt 
for their relief. I am not at liberty to explain myself in a letter, but 
I hope that I shall very soon have it in my power to assist you with 
greater care than at present The moment I returned here, I was in- 
formed of the circumstances of the stallion you mention. I deter- 
mined it in your favour, and took him away from Mr. Campbell, or 
rather from a gentleman whom he had sold him to. He has been 
with my horses ever since, and never rode. I now send him to you 
by Capt Lively. 

The long northerly winds have prevented any arrivals from Charles- 
ton, so that we are totally without news, 

I am with much regard. 

Your most ob't faithful servant, 
22—14 J, H. CRAIGG." 



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The following is a copy of the letter I received of Colonel Edmond 
Fanning of the King's Americans: 

(This letter is lacking in the Mss. Ed.) 

The names of the Officers of Cumberland county who acted under 
Colo. McDugald, as they were commissioned in their different com- 
panies ; who were with me, at the taking of Hillsboro : 

Archibald McDugald, Colo. 

Archibald McKay, Lieut Colo. 

The names of the Officers of Bladen county who acted under Lt. 
Colo. Hector McNeal. 

Hector McNeal, Lt. Colo. 

John Watson, Major. 

The names of the Gentlemen Officers who came as Volunteers from 
Wilmington, for recreation, and to explore the country, and was at 
the taking of Hillsborough with me : 

Alexander McCraw, Capt. of Gk>v'r Martin's Begt. 

Daniel McDonald, Lieut^ do. do. 

Malcom McKay, Ensign do. do. 

John McKenzie, Capt. 

Hector McNeal. 

Charles Campbell. 

James Dawson. 

Sometime after the receipt of the foregoing letter I intercepted 
an express bound for Gen. Greene's Camp, which was at that time 
near the lines not far from Charleston; amongst which was Lord 
Cornwallis's capitulation, which I have since lost. We continued in 
small parties until Major Craigg evacuated Wilmington, when one 
day I took a man with me to go for intelligence and to provide oats 
for the party I kept with me. When at a house I spied a party of 
thirty rebels, coming towards said house ; where I was. We instantly 
mounted, and rode off. On my return to my men, I ordered sixteen 
of them, to mount ; and went back to the house we had left, but found 
them gone off. I pursued them about sixteen miles ; when we came 
up with them. We killed three of them and wounded two ; who I 
took prisoners. I had no loss or accident on our part. 

I had now certain intelligence of Major Craigg's evacuating Wil- 
mington ; and that the rebels in consequence of it, had separated into 
small parties, and returning home; and for the space of fourteen or 
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During which time I had information, of a Capt Kennedy and his 
party, who had taken a number of horses and a quantity of house- 
hold furniture. I followed him about five miles, and after a smart 
firing, took him and eight of his party, with the booty they had plun- 
dered. He gave intelligence that a Capt Lopp with a party of sixty 
men, who had been discharged by Gen'l Rutherford were on their way 
up the country. The said Capt Kennedy (Cannady) all the time 
of our attacking Lopp stood and looked on ; and as he declared that he 
would not make his escape neither would he let any of his men inter- 
fere, if we drove off Capt Lopp, I left him in a house with only two 
men, to guard Eleven, and found them all there. The guard in- 
formed me that he would not let any of his party make their escape. 
He proved so much to his honour, that I gave him up one of his 
horses, saddle, and bridle; and paroled him with all his men. I 
had at this time but thirteen men, with me at a House near the road 
where they were to pass. I mounted my men, and placed them in 
concealment along the road. On their coming up, I ordered them to 
fire, and then to charge ; which we did, three times, through them ; 
they immediately dispersed through the woods ; it being nearly dark, 
we could not tell what injury they suffered. 

On the 10 of Dec'r, Colo. Isaacs came down from the mountains, 
with a party of Three Hundred Men ; and formed his camp at Coxe's 
Mill, in the settlement I had formerly ranged in ; in order to take me ; 
where he continued nearly three months, during which time the fol- 
lowing proclamation was issued. 

"State of North Carolina. 
By the Hon. Alexander Martin, Esq., Speaker of the Senate, Cap- 
tain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over 
the said State. 
Whereas divers of citizens of this State, have been deluded by the 
wicked artifices of our enemies, & have revolted and withdrawn 
themselves from the faith and allegiance, which before God, they 
plighted to owe their country, and treacherously have taken up arms 
against the same ; being convinced that they have been betrayed by 
false hopes, supported by deceit, and now find themselves deserted 
by our feeble and despairing enemy, and left unprotected to the 
vengeance of the State, to inflict those punishments due to their 
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such who are willing to return, and to stay the hand of execution, 
in the unnecessary effusion of blood of citizens who may be reclaim- 
ed, I have thought fit to issue this my proclamation of pardon to such 
of the above persons, who may surrender themselves before the 10th 
day of March next, on this express condition, that they immediately 
enlist in the Continental battalions; and render a personal service 
for twelve months after the time of their rendezvous at head-quar- 
ters, and having faithfully performed the same for the said term, it 
shall be deemed as having expiated their offences and be entitled to, 
and be restored to the priviledges of citizens. All OflBcers finding 
men of this class, guilty of murder, robbery, and house breaking, to 
be precluded, from the above, notwithstanding; and I do hereby 
require the Honourable the Judges of the Superior Courts of Law, 
of Oyer and Terminer, and general jail delivery, and all officers, 
civil and military, within the State to take notice of this my procla- 
mation and govern themselves accordingly. Given under my hand 
and seal of arms at Halifax this 25th of December, 1781, and is the 
sixth year of our Independence. 

ALEXANDER MARTIN. 
By his Excellency's command. 

John Hawkins, Dy. Sec'y. 

^^Ood save the State/' 

During Colo. Isaac's stay at Coxe's Mill, he ravaged the whole 
settlement, and burnt and destroyed a number of houses belonging 
to the friends of Government They frequently applied to me pri- 
vately for advice. I recommended it to them if possible, to remain, 
neutral ; and make their peace ; as it was entirely out of my power 
for to protect or relieve them. A Capt Stinson of this party took 
one of my men, named David Jackson, and hung him up without 
ceremony. A few days before Colo. Isaac's departure from Coxe's 
Mills, he sent out notice for the friends of the government to meet 
him, and he would give them protection agreeable to proclamation ; 
But on their assembling, he made them prisoners of war; and march- 
ed them under a strong guard to Salisbury G^ol. Not many days 
after they broke out, and knocking down the Sentinel, made theii 
escape; except one, who was shot in the attempt 

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his leaving Coxe^s Mill, to keep the friends of Government down; 
and were going with their own men, continually through the country. 

During all this time I was in the woods and kept moving with a 
small party as occasion required. One evening, I had assembled thir- 
ty men, at a friend's house, and sent out spies. They soon returned 
with the account of a party of rebels within four miles of us, dis- 
tressing and plundering our friends. We immediately set forward 
to render our assistance, and got within a half a mile of them ; I, 
then, sent out to get information how they were situated, and by break 
of day came upon them. We retook seven horses which they had car- 
ried off, with a large quantity of baggage. We wounded two of them 
mortally, and several of them slightly; we came off without injury 
except two horses wounded. The day following, we pursued them, 
to Cumberland county, and on my way, I burnt Capt Coxe's house, 
and his Father's. I had also two skirmishes and killed two of the 
rebel party. On my return to Little River, I heard of a Capt 
Qolson ; who had been distressing the Loyalists ; and went in search 
of him, myself ; but unfortunately I did not meet him ; but fell in, 
with one of his men, who had been very assiduous, in assisting the 
rebels. I killed him. I mounted a man of my own on his horse, 
and returned back. I then took Capt Currie and the man of my 
own before mentioned, and I' went with a design of burning Capt 
Golson's house; which I did; and also two others. In my way, I 
fell in, with a man, who had been very anxious for to have some of 
my men executed. I sent him word for to moderate and he should 
have nothing to fear, but if he persisted, I would certainly kill him- 
He took no notice of this ; but persisted, for several months, and on 
observing me that day, he attempted to escape ; but I shot him. 

Two days after, Capt Walker, joined me which made four of us, 
and hearing that one Thompson, a Rebel and Magistrate, had taken 
up a horse belonging to me, I went to claim him ; He gave him up 
without hesitation, and upon examining what arms he had, he owned 
to one rifle, which I took from him ; He also informed me, that the 
rebels were willing to make peace with me on my own terms, and 
would allow me any limited bounds I would require provided I would 
not be troublesome to them. I therefore concluded after consulting 
Capt. Walker and Currie, to demand the following terms, which I 
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that my intentioiis were sincere, I released him, for that purpose, 
though he had been the means of murdering several. 

Terms required by Colo. David Fanning from Govr. Burke, for- 
warded to him by Lawyer Williams, and Capt Ramsay, of 1st bat- 
talion of North Carolina Continentals. 

1. That every friend of the government shall be allowed to their 
respective homes unmolested. 

2d. That they shall be under no restrictions of doing, or causing 
to be done any thing prejudicial to his Majesty's service, 

3d. That they shall not be under any obligations to act in any 
public station, or ever to take up arms, or be compelled to do any 
thing injurious to his Majesty's good government. 

4. That they shall not pay or cause to be paid, any taxes or money 
so levied by new laws during the continuance of the present war, to 
support any new army by their industry. If these terms are granted 
I request that they may be immediately conveyed to me, at my quar- 
ters by a flag of true, appointed for that purpose, and by such Offi- 
cers, as I can rely upon, from your hands and seals. 

If these terms are not granted you may depend my sword being 
continually imsheathed; as I am determined, I will not leave one 
of your old offenders alive, that has injured his Majesty's Govern- 
ment, and friends, who would have been of service to your country in 
a future day and I do hereby recommend it to you to govern your- 
selves accordingly. 

Jan'y 7th, 1782. DAVID FANNING, Colo. 

JOSEPH CURRIE> 
STEPHEN WALKER, 

Captains. 

To Mr. James Williams and Capt Wm. Ramsay. 
To be forwarded by them to the Commander in Chief for the time 
being on the Hillsboro' district 

I received the following answer from Lawyer Williams: 

Chatham, Jan'y 8th, 1782. 
Sir: 

I received yours by Mr. Riggan at the Court House, on Sunday 

last, and immediately wrote to Gten'l Butler on the subject of your 

surrender. His answer is. That he cannot receive you himself but 



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will directly write to the Governor. As soon as he receives, his an- 
swer, he will transmit it, to Maj. GriflSth, who will send it to Winsor 
Pearce's on Deep River. If I obtain liberty, I will bring it my- 
self. In the meantime I would recommend a moderate conduct as 
the best step to bring matters to an accommodation. The bearer, 
Mr. Riggan, has executed the trust you reposed in him. I there- 
fore, hope, you will restore him his property. For your civility to 
me, when I was a prisoner, I will do any thing I can in honour. 
Concerning your surrender Col'o Ray and Col'o McDugald, have 
surrendered and gone to Charlestown. I am informed by Col'o 
Thackston, I am exchanged with a number of other prisoners, at 
Charlestown under a Cartel which is renewed. You may depend 
as soon as I get the Governor's answer, you shall know it 
I am. Sir, Your most Ob't servt, 

JAMES WILLIAMS. 
Col'o David Fanning. 

I also received another letter from Capt. Ramsay by another con- 
veyance. 

Jan. 8th, 1782. 
Sir: 

I saw a letter to Mr. Williams and observed what you say concern- 
ing my case. As to breaking my parol, that I am clear of ; as Major 
Craigg a few days before he left Wilmington sent a party of dra- 
goons to where we were paroled at the Sound and ordered us under 
the main Guard; whence I made my escape; which I am certain 
you will not blame me for; as you are well acquainted with my 
honour ; when I was taken prisoner, I had it in my power to escape 
many a time; but as long as I was treated like a gentleman, or 
agreeably to the rules of war, I would rather suffer death, than for- 
feit my honour. I observe what you say, concerning your parole; 
but the kind treatment I received at your hands, you may rely on it, 
any thing Mr. Williams or myself can do for you, in honour, shall 
not be wanting. Your letter I understood is transmitted to the 
Governor, who I make no doubt will comply with your request 
For my part I wish for nothing else but peace. 

I am Sir your humble servant, 

MATTHEW RAMSEY. 



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I lay neutral, until I got further accounts and on the 15th Jan. 
1782; Messrs. Williams, Clark, and Bums, were kind enough to 
wait on me at Mr. Winsor Pearoe's in respect to my former pro- 
posals which I had requested of them, with the letter as follows: 

15th Jan., 1782. 
Sir: 

Agreeable to your request I have received order to offer you a 
parole on the tenns you desired; thirty miles east and west; fifteen 
miles north and south. Hammond Coxe's Mill to be the center of 
your bounds ; should you be inclined to go to Charlestown at a future 
day, let me know it, and I will endeavour to get you that liberty, 
when I see the Governor. 

You mentioned being waylaid, you may be assured that I know 
nothing of it Mr. Williams, Mr. Clark and John Bums, are the 
gentlemen that are kind enough to wait upon you with this Flag, 
and a blank parole for you to sign ; and they will give you a certifi- 
cate for your security against any of the American troops to remain 
as prisoners of war, in the bounds specified. You may rely on it, 
nothing dishonorable shall be done on my part; and I have the 
greatest reason to believe that you will act on the same principles. 
No inhabitants of this county shall be molested either, in person or 
property, who have not been guilty of wilful murder, or plundering ; 
it is the duty of every honest man to bring all such to justice in order 
to restore harmony and peace once more to our country. 

I am your obedient humble servant, 
MATTHEW RAMSEY. 
To Col. David Fanning, 

per flag. 

Also the following letter was left at Mr. Pearce's by the three 

gentlemen before mentioned : 

Tuesday morning. 
Sir: 

Agreeable to Capt Ramsey's letter left for you, we came up to Mr. 

Pearce's, when we made no doubt of seeing you. I have seen his 

instructions to parole you, and you may depend that no trap is 

meant for you, to any of our knowledge, Ray and McDugald were 

received in the same manner, and no man offered to molest them. 

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under the command of Capt Ramsey kept back, until our return; 
Therefore we cannot possibly stay any longer. If you incline to ac- 
cept the terms offered, which Capt Ramsey cannot alter, you will 
meet us at Baalam Thompson's with as many of your men as you 
please; aa can be received according to the terms you propose: and 
are your obt. servts. 

JAMES WILLIAMS, 

A. CLARK, 
JNO. BURNS. 
CoFo David Fanning.* 

In the course of this correspondence, endeavouring to make peace, 
I had reason to believe they did not intend to be as good as their 
words; as three of their people followed Capt. Linley; and cut him 
to pieces with their swords. I was immediately informed of it, and 
kept .a look out for them. Five days after their return, I took them 
and hung them, by way of retaliation, both on the limb of the same 
tree ; the third made his escape. After this Coin. Alston, who was a 
prisoner of war, at this time, came to me, at Genl. Butler's request, 
to know if I was willing to come to any terms. I asked the reason 
why the Governor had not answered my letter, and what was the 
cause of their behaviour to Capt Linley: I, then, with a number 
of my Officers, set down, and wrote the following letter to General 
Butler : 

"Sir, On Friday the 7th of Jany, last I wiote to Mr. Williams, 
the terms I was willing to come under ; he wrote for answer that he 
could not comply with my terms, until he had the approbation of the 
Governor. On Wednesday the 11th inst a flag was to meet me at 
Winsor Pearce's, with a letter. But on its approach, it was waylaid 
by a Capt Gblston with a party of men which had more the appear- 
ance of treachery than a wish of peace. Had not the gentleman 
(Mr. Baalam Thompson) -acted as honourable, for the minute he 
arrived he let me know it, and declared himself innocent. This 
gave me reason to think that he would act with honour ; still on the 
16th inst, Messrs. Williams, Clark, and Burns; the three gentle- 
men that were kind enough to wait upon me, with a blank parole, and 
letter from Capt Ramsey — who mentioned in his letter that my re- 
quest was granted by the Governor; in the mean time, the gentle- 
men waiting on me at the place appointed, there came around a 
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plainly and evidently appeared to me, there was nothing but treach- 
ery meant. On Sunday the 10th of Feby I fell in with the rear of 
Capt. Golston and Capt Hinds, and following their trail, came on 
them at dark. After some firing that night I rode off, and came on 
them next morning, and we came on terms of peace, till I could write 
to their superior officer, for which I consulted my officers, and we 
joined hand and heart to comply with the terms hereunder written. 

"We the Subscribers do acknowledge ourselves Subjects to his 
Britanic Majesty, as you are well assured of ^ur fidelity, zeal, and 
loyalty, to his Majesty's government As it has been daily the case 
that we have been distroying, one anothers' property to support and 
uphold our opinions, and we are hereby willing to come to a session 
of arms, not under six months, nor exceeding twelve ; conditions un- 
derwritten. 

1st. Our request is from Cumberland twentv miles N. & S. ; and 
thirty miles E, & W. : to be totally clear of your light Horse. 

2d. Request is for everv man that has been in actual arms, in a 
permanent manner, in order to establish a British government, (ex- 
cept those who have diserted from a regular troop that has volun- 
tarily listed themselves, them do we obligate to deliver up) each and 
every man shall have a right to withdraw themselves in said dis- 
trict. 

3d. If any of our men should go out of said district to plunder, or 
distress, or murder any of the American party, we will, by informa- 
tion made to me, Maj'r Rains, or any of the Captains return their 
names; if the request is granted, they shall immediately be appre- 
hended and sent by any officer appointed by you to be tried by your 
own laws. 

4th. If any of your party shall be catched plundering, stealing or 
murdering, or going private paths, with arms signifying as if they 
were for mischief, these are to be left to our pleasure to deal with as 
circumstances agreeable to our laws. All public roads to be travelled 
by any person, or company unmolested, if he behave himself as 
becomes an honest man, or any Army or company or wagons keeping 
the public roads. 

5th. Every person that has been in actual arms in manner afore- 
said, in order ta support or establish a British Government, shall not 
be interrupted of their arms, provision, person, or property. If 
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States should want provisions, or any other article from, by sending 
to either to the officers that I shall appoint for that purpose, or use 
we will send a sufficient guard to see, them safe and out unmolested. 
Quakers excepted from anything whatever. 

6th. That I will not, in the mean time, disturb or distress any 
person, or persons abiding by your laws in said district. All back 
plundering shall be void ; as it is impossible to replace or restore all 
the plunder on either side. 

7th. Our request is to have free trade with any port with wag- 
gons, or horseback without arms; with a pass from any appointed 
Officer for salt or any of the necessaries and use. Except the two 
Coxe's mills to be free from any incumbrance of all parties belonging 
to the Americans. 

8th. Any of my men that has been returned a Continental with- 
out taking the bounty, that has been in actual service as above men- 
tioned shall return in said district 

9th. If our request is granted as above written I request it may 
be sent to me by 8th of March ; as I may forward to my further de- 
terminations ; if I cannot have any request granted. I shall exact 
and point out every deplausible measures in order to suppress every 
person in arms against his Britanic majesty. I am your most obe- 
dient humble ser't. Given under my hand and arm as aforesaid. 

DAVID FANNING, 

Col. Com. Loyal Mi. ; 

JOHN RAINS, Major; 

WILLIAM RAINS, Capt; 

JOHN CAYLE, Capt; 

WM. PRICE, Capt; 

ABNER SMALLY, Capt; 

JACOB MAURICE, Lieut. 
To John Butler, Gen'l of Hillsboro District 
Pr favour of Col. Philip Alston. 

COPY OF LETTEB OP GEn'l BUTLEB. 

Mount Pleasant^ 6th March, 1782. 
Dear Sir: 

Your letter of 26th of last month was handed to me last night I 
have observed the contents. Had you proposed that you and the 
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some certain bounds, until you could have been sent to Charleston, 
to be exchanged, I should have entered into that business. But 
your propositions are many, and some of them uncustomary in like 
cases. I conceive it out of my power — However as his Excellency 
Governor Burke is now at Halifax I will send him your letter with 
the proposals to him by express. This is now the 5th day of March ; 
of course, it must be several days after the 8th before his answer can 
come to hand ; in the mean time it may be as well to postpone the 
desperate measures, you have in contemplation. 

I am your obed servt, 

JOHN BUTLER, 
B. G. for HillsVo district 

P. S. If you would not choose to be confined in bounds any length 
of time, it might be contrived so that you might be sent off imme- 
diately under an Escort of my appointing to General Greena He 
hafi promised to have all such exchanged which I send to his quar- 
ters. 

JOHN BUTLER, B. G. 

About the 7th of March 1782 Capt Walker and Currie, of the 
Loyal Militia fell in, with a party of Rebels, and came to an en- 
gagement, and fired for some time, 'till the rebels had fired all their 
ammunition; and then, wished to come to terms of peace between 
each party ; and no plundering, killing or murdering should be com- 
mitted by either party or side; which was concluded upon by each 
Colonel, for such certain limited bounds; which was to be agreed 
upon by each Colonel ; and if they could not agree, each party was to 
be neutral until matters was made known, respecting the terms 
which they had to agree on. Soon after my men came to me and 
informed what they had done; we received the rebel Col. Balfour's 
answer ; that "there was no resting place for a tory's foot upon the 
Earth." He also immediately sent out his party, and on the 10th, 
I saw the same company coming to a certain house where we were 
fiddling and dancing. We immediately prepared ourselves in readi- 
ness to receive them, their number being 27 and our number only 
seven; We immediately mounted our horses, and went some little 
distance from the house, and commenced a fire, for some considerable 
time ; night coming on they retreated, and left the ground. Some 
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and collected twenty-five men to have a certain dress made which 
was linnen frocks, died black, with red cuffs, red elbows, and red 
shoulder cape also, and belted with scarlet, which was a total dis^ 
guise to the rebels, which the red was all fringed with white fringe, 
and on the 12th of March, my men being all properly equipped, 
assembled together in order to give them a small scourge, which we 
set out for. On Balfour's plantation, when we came upon him, he 
endeavoured to make his escape ; but we soon prevented him, fired at 
him, and wounded him. The first ball he received was through one 
of his arms, and ranged through his body; the other through his 
neck ; which put an end to his committing any more ill deeds. 

We also wounded another of his men. We then proceeded to their 
Colonel's (Collier,) belonging to said county of Randolph; on our 
way we burnt several rebel houses, and catched several prisoners; 
the night coming on and the distance to the said Collier's, was so 
far, that it was late before we got there. He made his escape, hav- 
ing received three balls through his shirt But I took care to distroy 
the whole of his plantation. I then persued our route, and came, to 
one Capt John Bryan's; another rebel oflScer. I told him if he 
would come out of the house, I would give him parole ; which he re- 
fused, saying that he had taken parole from Lord Comwallis, swear- 
ing "by God ! he had broken that and that he would also break our 
Tory parole." With that I immediately ordered the house to be set on 
fire, which was instantly done. As soon as he saw the flames of 
the fire, increasing, he called out to me, and desired me to spare his 
house for his wife's and children's sake, and he would walk out with 
his arms in his hands. I immediately answered him, that if he 
walked out, that his house should be saved, for his wife and chil- 
dren. When he came out, he said, "Here, damn you, here I am." 
With that he received two balls through his body : He came out with 
his gun cocked and his sword at the same time. 

The next day following being the 13th March, was their election 
day to appoint Assembly men, and was to meet at Randolph Court 
House. I proceeded on in order to see the gentlemen representa- 
tives; On their getting intelligence of my coming they immediately 
scattered ; I prevented their doing any thing that day. 

From thence I proceeded on, to one Major Dugin's house, or plan- 
tation, and distroyed all his property; and all the rebel officers' 
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On our way I catched a commissary from Salisbury who had some 
of my men prisoners and almost perished them, and wanted to hang 
some of them. I carried him immediately to a certain tree, where 
they had hung one of my men by the name of Jackson, and delivered 
him up to some of my men, who he had treated ill when prisoners ; 
and they immediately hung him. After hanging 15 minutes they 
cut him down. In the meantime there was about 300 rebels who had 
embodied themselves and came after us; On account of the rainy 
weather our guns would not fire on either side. We were obliged to 
retreat, on account of their numbers being so much superior. We 
had received no damage. About the 8th of Apl, a certain Capt Wil- 
liams came into the settlement, and sent an old woman to me, and 
informed me that he had arrived from Governor Burke that instant; 
and had come in order to see me ; which by her description, I and my 
little party immediately met him, and he informed me, that he had 
come to know if I was willing to come upon the terms I had already 
presented ; and requested to have from under my own hands a true 
copy of them ; that the Governor would do everything in his power 
to have the same agreed upon by his Council and Assembly: for 
which purpose the said Williams was sent from the Gt)vemor. He 
also told me, that the Governor had said that any thing I should do, 
or cause to be done, from the character, he heard from the British at 
Charlestown, that he had not the least doubt^ they would assent to ; — 
that he wished, to make peace with me ; — saying that if I was taken 
a prisoner, and killed ; that 100 would certainly lose their lives for it; 
and he looked upon it much better to come to terms of peace — that 
he heard in Charlestown, I was killed ; which occasioned him to run 
away from Charlestown ; Upon which I gave him a copy of the ar- 
ticles which I wished to comply to. With which he ordered the 
Light Horse to depart to their different stations, till they received 
orders from the Governor and Council. 

As I was obliged to lay neutral until I received their answer, 
which was to be upon terms of honour on both sides, as the different 
captains commanding the light horse, wrote to me respecting the 
same; as appears from the following letters: 

Sir: 

I received a few lines this day, from Cap't Edward Williams, in- 
forming me, that you and he, had come down yesterday, and signified 
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tions, that I will stop the County light horse from persuing you — 
You may rest assured, that it is my desire to be at peace with all 
men — Cap't Riddle and his company are at the Court House. I 
have ordered him to stand there, until further orders ; and will send 
after Cap't Golston and desire him also; I shall set off this morn- 
ing to the Assembly, and if it is in my power to do, or cause any- 
thing to be done, that shall cause peace and harmony over the land, 
you may rest assured that I will do my best; and second Cap't Wil- 
liams, though he gave me no account of your proposals; and am 

With respect your humble serv't, 

ROGER GRIFFITH, Major. 

Ap'l 9th, 1782. 

To Col'o David Fanning. 

Camp at McCan, Ap. 10, 1782 
Sir: 

I received orders from Major Griffith concerning some terms he- 
tween you and him and shall withdraw my men and Cap't Golston's 
as we are both together, and will not proceed any further after appre- 
hending you or yours, unless you come into our county doing mis- 
chief, until further orders. 

From your humble serv't, 

JOSEPH ROSUR. 
To CoFo David Fanning. 

Hoping you nor yours will not interupt any of the inhabitants of 
Chatham until matters are further settled. 

WILLIAM GOLSTON. 

Sir: 

I received your letter which gave me great satisfaction to hear that 
you, and some of the officers, have come upon terms of peace ; which 
is all I could crave ; but I should be glad with one of the officers in 
company, to meet you and have some conversation together, and be 
upon honour. If we can come upon terms agreeable to both, I 
should immediately march my company home. I shall be at Mr. 
MuUins', this evening at two o'clock; and if you can meet us and 
converse across the river, or any other place you will choose. 

Ap'l 12th, 1782. I am. Sir, Your ob't. 

To THOMAS DOUGAN, 

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Ap^ 17th, 1782. 
Sir: 

I, as an officer in the behalf of the State of North Carolina, have 
turned out^ in order to suppress any persons disturbing the peace of 
said State ; but when I arrived at Deep River, I understood that you, 
and Cap'ts Williams, and Dougan, were about to make a treaty of 
peace ; which I approve of very well ; and withdrew my troop toward 
home. But my great surprise, on my way, I learned that your men, 
were robbing the peaceful and inoffensive people of Cane Creek, and 
Rockey River; which wicked conduct, and the great desire, I had, 
for the welfare of my Country, induced me to stay, a little longer, 
and endeavor to stop such robbery. I therefore wish to inform you 
that I did not pretend with any view of making you any way dis- 
honourable, but many persons are owing true allegiance to the laws of 
this State, are running at large; and call you their officer. As I 
hope you a gentleman, and will not protect any vagabond, I will 
thank you, to let me know every particular of your Treaty; what 
bounds you have; and upon the honour of a gentleman, I will not 
interrupt any person within said bounds, that is of good character 
with you. I would recommend, that you order Joseph Currie, and 
Blair, to return the widow Dixon's property, which they robbed her 
of ; and I will not write to the Governor concerning it^ as you want 
peace. He would think very little of your honour, if he heard your 
men were robbing his people, after you had petitioned to him. 
I am. Sir, in behalf of the State, 

EDWARD GUIN, Captain. 

To CoFo David Fanning. 

About the 18th of April Captain Williams, came to me, again, at 
Fork Creek and informed me that the original articles of treaty had 
been laid before the Governor, and Assembly ; and they were upon 
a conclusion of the terms I wanted ; but were prevented by a Colonel, 
who came from over the mountains and was one of the Assembly, 
who did everything against it. Their objections were; the articles 
respecting the Continental soldiers taken up, and they could not al- 
low any passports for any of the friends of the government to have 
any correspondence or connections with the British. Every other 
article they were willing to grant. Their Assembly continued on 
the business for three days; as Mr. Williams informed me. My 
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any one of the articles, that I had presented, as I wished to hold the 
same connection with the British, as formerly ;" I likewise told him 
that I had understood, that they had picked out twenty four of their 
best horses^ and men, from Vii^ginia in order to persue me, and my 
answer to Mr. Williams was "they might do their best and be 
damned" as I was fully determined to still support my integrity, 
and to exert myself in behalf of the King and country more severer 
than I ever did." With this Mr. Williams departed. 

I then set out for Chatham, when I learned a wedding was to be 
that day. On my way I took one prisoner, before I came to tho 
housa There, being but five of us, we immediately surrounded the 
house in full charge. I ordered them, immediately out of the 
House; three of my men went into the house and drove them all out 
one by one; I caused them all to stand in a row to examine them, to 
see if I knew any of them that was bad men. I found one, by the 
name of William Doudy, concealed up stairs. One of my men fired 
at him ; as he was running from one house to the other ; he received 
the ball in his shoulder. I then having my pistols in my hands, dis- 
charged them both at his breast, with which he fell, and that night 
expired. I then paroled the rest, on the 25th. 

I concluded within myself, that it was better for me to try and 
settle myself, being weary of the disagreeable mode of living I had 
borne with for some considerable time. For the many kindness and 
the civility of a gentleman who lived in the settlement of Deep 
River, I was induced to pay my addresses to his daughter, a young 
lady of sixteen years of age. The day of Marriage being appointed ; 
—on making it known to my people, Cap't William Hooker, and 
Captain William Carr, agreed to be married with me. They both 
left me to make themselves, and their intended wives ready. The 
day before, we were to be coupled, the Rebels, before mentioned, 
with those good horses, attacked us (Cap^t Hooker's horse being tied 
80 fast he could not get him loose,) they caught him and murdered 
him on the spot Myself and Cap't Carr, were married and kept 
two days merriment The Rebels thought they were sure of me 
then; however I took my wife and concealed her, in the woods with 
Cap't Carr's, and caused an oration to be put out^ that I was gone 
to Charlestown. In order to be convinced, the Rebels sent a man in, 
as a spy, with two letters from Gen'l Leslie with in^tnictions for me 
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to enlist men for the service which I knew was forged, in order to 
betray me and from the person or Commanding OflScer of the Rebel 
light horse. The following is one of which I gave Q^n'l Leslie, that 
had his name signed to it : 

Chablestown, 20th Jan., 1782. 
Dear Colonel, 

Altho I have not had the happiness of being acquainted with you, 
yet I can applaud you very much, for your spirited conduct and ac- 
tivity. The only objection I have to your conduct^ is your being 
too strenuous with those who have been subjects to his Majesty, whom 
the Rebels have overcome and forced them to comply with their laws. 
If you would let them alone, the severity of the Rebels would cause 
them to return to their allegiance again. But Sir since you have 
made so brave a stand already, pray stand steadfast to the end, and 
we shall be well rewarded at the last Try to spirit up your men, 
sand enlist, if possible, three hundred men this spring, ready to 
join three hundred more ; which shall be put under your command ; 
and as many more as you can get, and you be Brigadier General of 
them. We shall, I hope in the month of May land 1,300 troops in 
North Carolina, 300 of your corps, 1,600 in the whole, to act upon 
the defensive, until you are reinforced. 

Keep good discipline among your troops, and keep out fellows, who 
will do nothing but plunder. They are but false dependence, and 
will not fight, but only corrupt good men. Every man you enlist 
for 12 months, shall receive ten guineas; and a full suit of clothes; 
as soon as we land our troops, and they appear under your command 
ready for action. I can assure you, tis your fame and worthy ac- 
tions has, through and by Maj'r Craigg given, reached his Majesty's 
ears, and I expect perhaps by the next packet boat you will get a 
genteel present from our gracious Sovereign. So hoping that you 
will be in the way of your duty, I will take leave of you, without 
mentioning your name, or subscribing mine, lest this might miscarry 
— the man who is entrusted with the care of this, dares not at present 
be seen in it ; but a friend and send it to the man as is 

Sir yours 



To Col'o Fanning in No. Ca, 



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A LETTEB FBOM THE TBAITOB WHO BBOUGHT THESE TWO LETTEBS 

FBOM OEN^L LESLIE. 

Dear Sir: 

I would come to see you myself, but am afraid of the rebel light 
horse. I have a great many things to acquaint you with and a good 
deal of good news, but dare not write for fear of miscarriage. If 
you have any desire of seeing me you must come soon away, instantly. 
Don't let the bearer know the contents of the letters — the fewer 
trusted the better. In the mean Time, 

I am your friend and serv't, 

Ap'l 29th, 1782. JOSEPH WII^ON. 

To Col'n Fanning; 

My answer was in Maj'r Rains' name && follows : 

Sir, 

I am very sorry to think that there is so many damned foolish 
Rebels in the world, as to think Col'o Fanning would be ever de- 
ceived by such damned infernal writings, as I have received from 
you. CoPo Fanning has gone to Charleston, and is not to return 
here 'till he comes with forces sufficient to defend this part of the 
country. I would have you to disband ; and be gone immediately ; 
for if I ever hear of any one of your people coming with any thing 
of the sort, I will come and kill them myself. I am in behalf of his 
Majesty's armies, 

JOHN RAINS, 
Major of the Loyal Militia. 

To Joe. Wilson. 

On the 1st of May 1782 I heard a wagon being in the road, I 
imagined she was going down to market, as I heard of a number of 
wagons which was to proceed down with liquor to the market On 
the 2d I mounted and persued the wagon, which I heard of the day 
before ; as I was about setting out for Charleston I concluded to have 
a frolic with my old friends, before we parted. After riding about 
ten miles, I overtook the said wagon, which belonged to a certain man 
who had been taken prisoner and paroled by the British ; and had 
broken his parole. In the mean time, I was examining his papers 
I set a centinel over him. He knowing himself guilty, expected 
nothing but death. He took the opportunity, and sprung upon my 
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my papers of any consequence to me. We fired two guns at him; 
he received two balls through his body but it did not prevent him 
from sitting the saddle ; and make his escape. I took the other man, 
and caused him to take me to the man's plantation ; when I took his 
wife, and three negro boys, and eight head of horses. I kept his 
wife for three days in the woods ; and sent the man to see if he would 
deliver up my mare, and property, containing my papers ; for which 
he wrote me the following insolent letter: 

Sir, Col'o Fanning, I hope that you do not blame me for what T 
did. Hoping you will have mercy on me, as I am wounded, and let 
my wife come to me. Your mare shall be returned to you without 
fail. Your mare I don't crave, and I hope you don't covet mine. I 
beg that you will have pity on my wife and children. The negroes 
and horses I am willing you shall keep until you get your mare. I 
have sent to a Doctor. But the mare will be back to night No 
more, but you may depend on my word. 

ANDREW HUNTER 

I also received the following letter from Edw'd Williams, on the 
subject of the Mare : 

Sir, 

These few lines comes, to let you know that I have this day seen 
Mr. Hunter ; he is badly wounded and desires you would let his wife 
come to him immediately: As to the rest of his property, you are 
welcome to keep, until such time's you get your mare returned, 
which shall be as soon as possible, as she has gone at this time after 
the Doctor. But she shall be returned to you, with all speed, as 
soon as she returns. Mr. Hunter also is very ill. 

I am vour ob't humble servant, 

EDWARD WILLIAMS. 
To Col'o David Fanning. 

On the 7th of May, finding I could see no opportunity of getting 
my mare, notwithstanding she was one of my principal creatures, 
and a mare I set great store by, and gave One Hundred and ten 
guineas for her. I was obliged to let loose all his horses, except 
one, as they were of no account to me, in the situation I was in ; the 
negroes I kept; I then proceeded to Major Rainey's truce land in 
Peedee in South Carolina, where I had made a truce with the 
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left my wife, horses and negroes ; as I was entirely a stranger to the 
situation of the country and roads, I was obliged to procure a pilot to 
proceed to Charlestown, I could not get one for less than 20 guineas. 
After my departure I fell in with the rebel dragoons commanded by 
Colo. Bailie, from Virginia. I was with them for about an hour; 
and informed them that we were some of the rebel party then on our 
way to General Marion's head quarters. They never discovered 
otherwise ; it being in the dusk of the evening. We fell in the rear, 
and went into the woods and struck our camp, and promised them we 
would see them next morning. However we proceeded on that 
nighty and arrived at Herald's point on the l7th June, and I imme- 
diately procured a passage to Charlestown, when I immediately ap- 
plied for a flag; to send after Mrs. Fanning and property. The 
flag had left Charlestown two days, when she came in, as Maj. 
Rainey, had applied to General Marion, for a pass for her, to pro- 
ceed to Charlestown ; He would not let her have any of our property, 
not even a negro to wait on her. 

Soon after the Loyalists, That had got to Charlestown from differ- 
ent parts of the world hearing that the Southern Colonies were to be 
evacuated by the British forces, called a meeting to point out some 
measures to try to hold some foothold in the country, until we got 
some part payment for our property which we were obliged to leave if 
we ever left the country. Hand bills were printed and stuck up 
throughout the town for the Loyalists to choose their representatives 
to represent our situation and the desire we had to support ourselves 
and property. It was proposed that 26 Gentlemen should be chosen 
a committee for that purpose. The day was appointed to take the 
vote. I was chosen amongst others ; and drew up a petition and sent 
to Sir Guy Carleton, Commander in Chief; praying the liberty of 
keeping the town and artillery, as they then stood on the works; and 
despatched two gentlemen off with our petition; Our request was 
not granted. I have hereunto set forth the names of the gentlemen 
representatives: 

Col'o Ballingall, Jas. Johnston, Esq., 

Robert Williams, Esq., Lt Col'o Dupont, 

Col'o Robt Wm. Powell, Col'o Gray, 

John Gailliard, Esq., Col. Cassels, 

John Rose, Col. Pearson, 

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Maj. Gabriel Capers, Coro Hamilton, 

Lt Col'o ThoB. Englis, Wm. Carson, 

John Hopton, Esq., Dr. Wm. Charles Wells, 

Robt Johnston, Esq., Col. Thomas Edgehill, 

John Champniss, Col. Sam'l Bryan, 

Andrew Millar, Esq., Doct Baron. 

Col'o David Fanning, 

I continued in Charlestown until the 5th of Sept and my horses 
having got recruited, and one of my negroes having made his way 
good through the country, came down to me; I then set out for the 
country again, on account of my misfortune of losing my Mare, 
which was of great value to me. I went up to the settlement again, 
to the man I sent to Hunter before ; and, he informed me, that Hunter 
refused five negroes for the mare, and would not return her. He 
also, went to where, I left one of the negroes and took him and sent 
him over the mountains to keep him out of my way. I continued 
in the settlement until the 2 2d of the month, trying to get her but 
was disappointed in my hopes. Knowing that Charlestown was to 
be evacuated, I was obliged to return ; and as I was on my way, I im- 
derstood my mare was at a certain place, about 125 miles from 
Charlestown ; being about half the distance from where, I then was ; 
and my riding horse was so particularly known, I sent a man up to 
the house and he was known ; they directed us the wrong way, and 
immediately sent word to where my mare was : I found out^ we was 
wrong; and took through the woods, and to a house within half a 
mile, where they had word of my coming and was making ready to 
go to their assistance. On seeing us come up, he immediately left his 
horse, and was running off through a field; he turned around and 
presented his piece and snapped; but she missed fire; With this, I 
ordered one of my men to fire at him, who shot him tirough the body, 
and dispatched his presence from this world. The other two men 
that was at the house did not run ; and informed me that they had 
received word of my coming a half an hour before I arrived ; and 
also that there were men lying in ambush ready to attack me. With 
this, as the man who had my mare had gone off with her, and having 
only two men and my n^ro that set out with me from Charlestown, 
also two little negroes that I had for my mare, I thought it was my 
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at Charlestown, where the shipping was ready for me to embark for 
St Au^stine. 

East Flobida. 
We whose names are hereunto subscribed do hereby certify that 
Col'o David Fanning, late of the Province of No. Ca., acted in the 
station of Col'o of Militia of that Province, and was of the greatest 
service to his Majesty, in suppressing the rebels during the late re- 
bellion in North America ; that he is worthy of every loyal subject ; 
both for his valour, and good conduct ; — that after he with his men 
took the town of Hillsborough, dispersed the rebel council, and took 
a great number of prisoners, was on that day wounded in the left 
arm — ^that finding the town of Wilmington evacuated by the British 
troops, and his wound not yet well, he for the safety of his people 
divided them, into small parties, and continued a long time in the 
back woods — that after many skirmishes in No. Ca. in the month of 
June 1782 he with the utmost diflSculty made his way through many 
interruptions of the enemy, to the province of South Carolina ; where 
his Majesty's troops then lay ; and that he was obliged to leave the 
province, where he lived and his property, which we are informed was 
considerable ; and, that, he is now without the means of subsistence, 
having lost his all, for and on account of his services and attachment 
to his Majesty's person and government 
St Augustine, 

20th Sept, 1783. 

JOHN HAMILTON, 
Lt Col'o Comg R N. C. Regt. 
JOHN LEGGETT, 

Captain R. N. C. Eegt. 
ALX. CAMPBELL, 

Capt S. C. Riegt 
GEO. DAWKINS, 

Capt S. C. Eegt 
DANIEL McNIEI^ 

Capt R. N. C. Regt 
MOSES WHITLEY, 

Lt S. C. Regt 

Schedule of the property of Col'o David Fanning late resident of 
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to him on account of his Zeal and Attachment to the British Govern- 
ment and never received any part or parcel thereof or any restoration 
of the same^ viz. : 

£ S. 
550 acres of land in Amelia County in the Province of 
Virginia with a dwelling House and other necessary 
buildings, a large apple and Peach Orchard, and large 

improvements . ... ,. .,. ... .,..,.. 687 10 

550 acres of land near said plantation heir to the estate of 

my father and some improvement with a dwelling House 412 00 

3 Saddle Horses. 41 00 

12 plantation Horses, three unbroke. 96 00 

2 negro Slaves 100 00 

Debts, notes^ bonds &c 289 00 



£1625 10 



Personally appeared before me, one of his Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace, St Augustine Province of East Florida, Lieutenant Charles 
Roberson, Niell Mclnnis, and Philip Whisenhunt ; Refugees, of said 
East Florida ; who being called upon by the within mentioned CoFo 
David Fanning, to value the within mentioned property, who being 
duly swome; and maketh oath upon the Holy Evangelists of Al- 
mighty God ; that the within mentioned property, are well worth the 
sums affixed to each article, as near the value as possible, if the same 
was to be sold, to their own knowledge and the best information they 
could get. 

CHARLES ROBERSON, 
NEIL MoINNIS, 
PHILIP WHISENHUNT. 
Sworn at St Augustine 
this 25 Nov., 1Y83, before me, 

JOHN MILLS, J. P. 

I took my passage and landed in New Bnmswick on the 23d Sept, 
1784, and went to Halifax to his Excellency, the Governor Carlton to 
know how I should get land, but he had not arrived, so returned on 
the Yth Nov'r and in August I received the following letter from 
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Dear Sir, 

I received yours of the 9th Feh., 1785, a few days ago and notice 
the contents. I am sorry to inform you that your claims are not yet 
given in, hut I expect the office for receiving Claims will he opened 
again by act of Parliament this session; when you may depend 
proper care shall be taken of youra I am sorry to hear of your 
losses. I hope you are now agreeably settled, and making something 
for your family. I think if you can leave your business in proper 
hands, a trip to this country would be of service to you ; tho' I don't 
think you would get half pay. The Government would settle an 
annuity on you for life ; which cannot be done without you coming 
here. 

If you come you may depend on all my interest in your favour, and 
I cannot help thinking it worth your while to come home. 

I am dear Sir your 
humble servt, 

JOHN HAMILTON. 
London, 

May 10th, 1785. 

In a short time after I heard that there was another act of Parlia- 
ment passed to receive claims for losses and services, also that the 
Commissioners had arrived at Halifax. On the 20th March, I set 
out for Halifax, and presented a copy of my claim, as follows : 

To the Honourable Commissioners appointed by act of Parliament, 
further to enquire into the losses and services of the American 
Loyalists: 
The Memorial of David Fanning, late Col'o of the North Carolina 
Militia, humbly showeth ; That your Memorialist is a Loyalist from 
North Carolina; who uniformly and religiously adhered to his duty 
and loyalty to the best of Sovereigns; for which he suffered perse- 
cution, and many other inconveniences — ^that your Memorialist, by a 
warrant from Major Craigg of the 82d Reg't then commanding at 
Wilmington was placed at the head of the Militia of that province — 
that^ your memorialist during the late war, did command from one to 
nine hundred and fifty men ; with whom he was engaged in six and 
thirty skirmishes in North Ciirolina, and four in South Carolina ; all 
of which were of his own planning and in which he had the honour 
to command — ^that your Memorialist killed many of the Rebels — and 



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took many of them prisoners. Among the latter were, Gk)vemor 
Burke, his conncil, and many officers of distinction in the Rebel 
army — ^that your Memorialist was during that time, twice wounded, 
and fourteen times taken prisoner : That, on the conclusion of peace, 
your Memorialist settled two hundred and fifty souls in East Florida ; 
and having took refuge in several parts of his Majesty's remaining 
possessions in America, finally settled in the province of New Bruns- 
wick where he now is, in great distress, with his family. That your 
Memorialist, in consequence of his said loyalty, to his Sovereign ; and 
the many services rendered him ; and attachment to the British Gbv- 
emment, had his property, real and personal, seized, confiscated, and 
sold by rebel authorities — Your Memorialists therefore that his case 
may be taken into consideration ; in order that he may be enabled un- 
der your report to receive such aid or relief as his case may be found 
to deserve. 

DAVID FANNING. 
St. John, March 1st, 1786. 

When I presented my claim to Peter Hunter, Secretary to the 
(^Commissioners ; he gave me no kind of satisfaction, and on my ask- 
ing him if I could could under an examination, he told me to be gone, 
he did not think the Commissioners would receive my claim. When 
I found I could get no hearing at Halifax, at that time, I returned 
home with a full resolution never to trouble myself any more. At 
the time of being in Halifax I met my old friend, Cap't John Leg- 
gett, of the Royal North Carolina Regiment, who said he would speak 
to the Commissioners in my favour. He also gave me a copy of the 
following letter from Lieut Col'o Arch McKay : 

London, Nov. 15th, 1785. 
Dear Captain: 

Ever mindful of your good will and the kindness you showed 
unto me since I had the pleasure of being acquainted with you, in- 
duces me to write you a few lines at present informing you of my 
success since I came to England, knowing you would be glad to hear 
of the provision made for me. When I came to England, I got a 
hearing by the Commissioners of American claims, and they granted 
*me Thirty pounds, yearly for temporary subsistence. I, then laid a 
memorial to Sir George Young, for Captains half pay ; but I must 
confess I thought my chances for that bad enough, as I was not ac- 



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quainted with any of the Generals who commanded in America; but 
since it was only amusement to try, I got a certificate from Col'o 
Craigg, and another from Col'o Hamilton; and laid them in with 
the memorial, it was with a good many others, a long time from Office 
to Office ; at length they allowed me Seventy pounds sterling, yearly, 
for life for my services in America, exclusive of the Thirty pounds. 
Upon the whole I do not repent coming to London, as things have 
turned out 

I wrote to CapH McNeil this morning, not thinking I should have 
time to write to you, before the Ship sailed ; and I had not time to 
write him so fully, as I could wish; but I will mind better next 
time. 

I intend to spend next summer in Scotland, if every thing turns 
out here to my expectation. I would be glad to get a long letter 
from you concerning your new settlements. You will please to write 
to me, under cover to Messrs* John and Hector McKay, No. 5, Crown 
Court, Westminister ; and if I am in Britain I shall be sure to get any 
letter that may come for me. After my jaunt to Scotland I hope to 
do myself the honour to call and see you on my way to New Provi- 
dence, where Alex'r and Malcom McKay are gone. I am. Sir, with 
due respect. 

Your sincere friend & humble serv't. 
To ARCHIBALD McKAY. 

Capt John Leggett 

I returned home and continued until the 27th June, 1787 ; when 
I was entering the suburbs of the city of St John, I accidentally mot 
Ensign Henry Niss, with a letter, from the commissioners, desiring 
me to attend immediately for an examination. I still retained jay 
opinion^ but on informing Col'o Joseph Robinson he prevailed with 
me, after a long persuasion, to call and see the Commissioners; which 
I did; in company with Col'o Robinson: I was treated with every 
civility and all attention paid to me. After my examination they 
gave me the following certificate : 

Office of American Claims, 
St. John, 2d Feby., 1787. 
We do hereby certify, David Fanning has undergone an exami- 
nation on oath before us, as an American sufferer from No. Ca. We 
are satisfied by his own account, and by the evidence he has pro- 



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duced, that his exertions in support of the British Government, as 
Col'o of the Chatham, and Randolph County Militia, during the 
late troubles, in America, have been very great and exemplary; — 
that he has been severely wounded in several engagements and has in 
other respects been a great sufferer ; though from particular reasons, 
it will not be in our power to make him any considerable allowance 
in our report We therefore recommend him as a proper person to be 
put on the half pay list as Captain, and to have an annual allowance 
from the Government equal to that half pay. 

THOMAS DUNDASS, 
J. PEMBERTOK 

After this I received a letter from my Agent and found I had lost 
property to the amount of £1626 S 10 according to an appraisement 
of three men acquainted with the property. But, as it was not like a 
coat taken out of my hand, or gold taken out of my pocket, I could not 
get anything for my losses. I lost 24 horses ; and only reported 15 ; 
one of which cost more than all I ever got from the Government; and 
six head of cattle, £289 for property sold at the commencement of 
the war, and the land which I was heir to and for which I refused 
many times £3000 Virginia currency. But because I turned out in 
the service of my King and country in the 20th year of my age, and 
my exertions were very exemplary, I have lost my all, for and account 
of My attachment of the British Crown — only Sixty pounds received 
which would not pay the expenses I have been at to obtain it 

I can prove what I have here wrote to be facts, and the world will 
be able to judge after reading this narrative; and observe this Act 
of oblivion passed in N. Carolina in the year 1783 which is here- 
unto annexed — ^which is enlarged and improved in the London Maga- 
zine which will be found on page 607, vol. I, from July 1 to Dec 1, 
1783. 

The act of Pardon and Oblivion is there quoted, passed 17th May, 
1783, signed by 

RICH'D CASWELL, 

Speaker of Senate ; 
E. STARKEY, 

Speaker of Commons. 

The proviso to the first section declares that "Nothing therein con- 
tained shall extend pardon to Peter Mallett, David Fanning and 



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Samuel Andrews — or any person guilty of deliberate and willful 
murder, robbery, rape, house breaking or any of them." 

This narrative concludes — "Many people is fools enough to think, 
because our three names is particular put in this Act, that we are 
guilty of the crimes set forth. — But I defy the world to charge me 
with rape, or anything more, than I have set forth in this Journal. 

All his Majesty's subjects or others that wishes to know the truth 
of any thing further than I have set forth, let them make enquiry of 
those gentlemen whose names I have struck in ; examine the letters of 
the Rebels, and the recommendations of the Officers who have been 
acquainted with me in person and with my services in the time of the 
late war. 

Although I have been exhibited from receiving any benefits from 
the laws of the State, all I desire is to have the liberty of commanding 
30,000 men in favour of the British government. I flatter myself 
that there would be no doubt of my putting many of them to swing by 
the neck, for their honesty, as John White did, after stealing 150 
horses in North Carolina. 



INDEX. 

Preface 180 

The Narrative of David Fanning 181 

Major Robinson took the command 183 

The first time my being taken 183 

My going to the Indians 184 

John York in East Florida 186 

Colo. Mills taken 186 

Gilliam took me 187 

My wounds dressed 189 

Treaty with the rebel, Colo. Williams 189 

The reduction of Charleston 189 

Colo. Innis' Engagement in South Carolina 190 

Went to Deep Eiver, North Carolina 191 

Col. Hamilton's advertisement. 191 

A skirmish with Duck 192 

Joined Lord Cornwallis 192 

A skirmish with Capt John Hinds 192 

The Three Skirmishes. 193 



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The Skirmish with Collier, and Balfour ,. . 194 

My appointment from J. H. Craigg 195 

A copy of the commission, I gave 195 

The names of the different Officers 196-8 

Chatham taken , 199 

The Regulations of the Loyalists 200 

The oath to the Loyalists ,. ., 201 

Engagement with Col. Alston 202 

Copy of a parole. , 202 

Major Gage's letter ,. . 204 

Col. Slingsby wounded ,...,......,.. 205 

The Engagement with Wade. ... .,. ,. .» , 205 

McDougald and McNeal join me 206 

My advertisement. ., 206 

Hillsborough taken, (Gov. taken prisoner) 20Y 

Colo. McNeal killed, and myself wounded , 20Y 

Skirmish with O'Neal , 20Y 

J. H. Craigg's letter ,. 209 

*Colo. Edmund Fanning's letter ., 210 

Capt John Leggett's letters 210 

Colo. Mcdougal's list of Officers ,. . 210 

Colo. McNeal's list of Officers 210 

The Volunteers from Wilmington. , 210 

Different skirmishes with Rutherford's men. 211 

Rebel proclamation. 211 

And Col. IsaaiCS from the mountains ., 212 

Skirmishes with the Rebels 213 

Golston's House burnt and two Rebels killed 213 

Terms required by me of the Rebels . 214 

Williams' answer. ., 214 

Ramsey's Letters ,. 215 

Williams, Bums, & Clarke's letter. ......: , 216 

Capt Linley murdered, and two men hanged for it , 217 

Col. Alston came to me , 217 

My articles presented again , , 218 

General Butler's letter ., 219 

Walker, and Currie's skirmishes with the Rebels. ,. . ., 220 

Balfour killed. . ., 221 

Bryan killed ,. . ., i 221 



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Rebel Commissary hanged 222 

Capt Williams from Gov'r to me 222 

Griffith's Letter 223 

Rosur and Colston's Letters 223 

Capt Dugin's and Giiin's letter 223-4 

The answer from the Assembly 224 

Myself married, & Capt Hooker killed 225 

The forged letters 226 

My answer in Major Rains' name 227 

My riding Mare taken 228 

Hunter and Williams' letter 228 

My arrival in Charleston 229 

The names of the gentlemen Committee in Charle,ston 220 

*Rebel proclamation — 

Embarked for East Florida 231 

*Maior Devoiee's Articles — 

A certificate of my services signed by officers in East Florida. . . 231 

.Vn estimate of my property 232 

^King's Speech — 

*My speech to the Inhabitants — 

*Myself and others set out for East Florida — 

*My arrival at New Providence — 

Col. Hamilton's letter 233 

My Memorial to the Commissioners 233 

Lieut Colo. McKay's letters 234 

Commissioners' certificate 235 

Memorial for half pay to Sir George Young 236 

*My letter to George Randal — 

The Rebel Act of oblivion 236 

*Rebel Petition — 

*Mr. Branson's letters — 

*William Teague's letter — 

*The subjects named in these are not to be found in tlie text 
Note. — This unique Index is by the hand of Fanning himself, the 
paging only being changed. — En. 



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ARREARS OF QUIT RENTS. 

ACCOUNT OP THE Receipt op one-halp op the arrb.\rs op His Majesty's 
Quit Rents por Albemarle Coukty (vizt) prom 29 September 1729, to 
March 1732, Computed at the dipperence of Seven por one pound 
Sterling in the Currency op this Pkovince — 12 June, 1785. 





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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 

Res'd. 

Shin.' 
2 


Amount 

in Sterling 

Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One. 


Total 

of 

Currency 


Alston, Solomon 


2% 


260 
240 
876 
178 
340 
1421 
090 
440 
500 
100 

1070 
460 
300 
800 
100 
150 
100 
100 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
4 
4 

10 
3 
5 
24 
17 
7 
6 
1 

18 
7 
5 

14 
1 
2 
1 

•1 

50 
3 


S 

11 
4 

2 

19 

17 
6 

14 


15 

14 
17 
5 


ir» 

12 
15 
15 
18 
13 

16 



2 

10 

15 

12 



4 

17 

10 

15 

4 

17 

10 

10 

10 

2 

16 





12 

12 

1 

11 

12 



8 

15 

17 

15 

~2 

10 

15 

15 

18 

8 

18 

16 

10 

10 

4 




D 



6 


6 




6 




6 


6 
6 

6 


6 


6 





6 

6 

2 


6 




6 
6 
6 





6 


~6 
6 


8 


8 






£ 

85 
108 

53 


S 

? 

6 

7 


D 


Avery, Henry 










Askew, John (in part) 














Ashl)uru, Thomas 














Ashly, Thomas 


, 












Alston, John 














Brown, Francis 














Barnes, Edward 














Busly, Thomas (in part) 


' 












Brown, Richard 














Banks, Thomas 















Boyd, John 




























Baker. William, Sen -. . 














Baker, William, Jun 














Blackman, Joseph 














Bluckmau, John, Jun 














Bunting, Thomas 














Beverly, John 




2010 












Beverly, John Jun 




210 

300 
350 
260 
200 
250 
150 
640 
640 
220 
























6 


Brvan. James 


6 
3 
3 
3 
8 
2 
6 
11 
3 
4 


BphwIpp iBflflC (In nnrt) 














Brown, John (in part) 














Bass, jfohn 














Vallantine Alexander 


5 












Baker, Benjamin 












Brawler, Abr'm Jun. (in part) 
Brown. John 

























Battle John 














Urown Wflltor i^in nart^ 




710 














2V4 


730 
640 
516 
960 


2 








6 


Brvan Thomas 


12 
11 

8 

} a. 

3 

6 
13 

9 
28 
35 


Bunch Paul 










Riiii€*h Ilpnrv 















Bowd, John 




6 










Ditto 




1643 2 1 










Robhit John . . 


5 


1(K) 












Brett Thomas (in Dart) 


600 

750 

660 

1600 














Brett John 












161 
94 

132 


14 
6 

_8 




Barden, John 














Boon. Nicholas 














Baker Henrv 




2000 
















950 
1501 
600 










8 


RAnton Joliii 


16 
2 

12 
4 
5 

12 

15 
8 


15 


Hjiroflpld Jninos 














Rrown Thomnfl 














Brown, James 




260 
320 
675 
440 
500 
50 
900 












Barnes James 















Bennet William (in Dart). . . 




. 












5 













Ciirloe William 












Culver, Andrew 















Carter, Edward 


















750 
430 

500 
100 













Carter. Moore 


13 
7 
8 
1 


22 
4 

40 
3 

10 
4 

14 




Oiiko John 














(^olosoii John 














Poston JaniPfl . . * 














Cook, John 




62 

1675 

280 












Chcssex, Ebb. (in part) 














Camerin Daniel 














Castellaw. James 




2.^^-» 
2(K) 












Cook William 














Dotery, Thomas 




600 












Davison, John 




240 
1000 












Dickinson John (in Dart) 


























4 









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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of No. 
Years of 
Paid. Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Amount 

In Sterling 

Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One. 


Total 

of 

Currency 


Dayls, Thomas 


2% 


300 
100 
300 
700 
550 
058 
100 

srr 

640 
620 

160 
480 
200 
640 
100 
285 
250 
100 
640 
510 

691 

500 

538 

1275 

500 

1820 

3660 

1000 

290 

800 

600 

270 

50 

125 

645 
250 
140 
600 
150 
350 
240 
900 
560 
375 

100 
440 
730 
300 
340 
250 
245 
1440 
2156 
600 
320 

100 

150 

220 

685 

182 

2970 

1800 

1470 

200 

630 

440 
110 
575 


Sblll. 
2 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 

5 

1 

5 

8 

5 

12 



10 

11 

9 


s 

5 
15 
5 



8 
13 
4 
2 

16 

8 
17 

4 
10 
19 

7 
15 
10 



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12 


15 

17 

3 
3 




14 

17 

7 

7 

7 

9 

10 

12 

2 

4 

11 

2 

2 


I) 






9 






6 



6 






6 






10 





6 
6 
6 

6 
6 


6 
6 

6 

8 






6 
9 

10 




6 


7 
3 

6 




6 
3 


£ 
68 
52 

196 
9 

71 

97 

200 
19 


8 
12 

7 

13 
19 

9 

7 

17 
13 


D 


Dotery, Joshua 










Daws, Blisha 














Downinir. Gporffe (In oart) .... 














Dew.. John Tin nart) 














Dormant. Michael 














EranSf Robert 




6 
2 










Evans, Robert 












Edwards, John 












Elson. Samuel 


























9 


Estloe, Silvester 


2 
6 

11 
3 
4 
4 
1 
8 
6 


Fleetwood, William 














Falrless, Nicholas 




6 
2 










Fairless, Nicholas 












Fannin, John 


6 










Putrel, Thomas 












F*iller, Ezechiel 














Praeer, Daniel 














Foster, Robert (in part) 














Green. Thomas 






























Orilf en, William 


12 
8 
7 
8 
8 

31 

} 73 
12 
14 
21 


Gtoven, Charles (In part) 














Gilbert, Robert (In part) 














Gardner, John (in part) 














Glover, John 














Gales, Miles 














Gray, John 




2 

1 
2 










Ditto 












Glllam. John 


6 










Hale, Edward *. . . . 










Hicks. Elizabeth 


5 






















4 


Hardy, William 


4 

4 


Hardy. William 














Hennant, John 


5 

2% 














2 








6 


Herrel, John 


11 
4 
2 

10 
2 
6 
4 

15 
9 
5 


Herrel, Abraham 










House, George 














Herrln, John 














Herrln, Simon 














Herrel, Edward 














Herrel, Francis 














Herrln, Samuel 














Hodges, Robert 














Hynes, Richard (in part) 


























2 


Harrel, Joseph 


1 
7 
12 
5 
5 
4 
4 

} 43 
6 
5 


15 

14 

15 

5 

19 

7 

5 

13 



12 

15 
11 

8 

7 

3 

15 

15 

14 

8 






Hooker, William 














Hall, John 














Herrln, John Jun. 














Howel, John 














Hall, Ann (Minor) 














Hare, Moses 














Hill, Benjamin 




6 
2 










Ditto 












Hutchinson, James (in part) . . 












Holt. William 


























1 


Hynes, William 


1 

1 

1 

7 

3 

124 

15 

25 

8 

11 




House, Robert (In part) 














Hall, William (in part) 














Hillvard. John (in nart) 














Hillyard. William 














Henderson, Daniel 


6 












Henderson, George 


12 
2 










Holdbrock 












Hendrlck, Daniel 


6 










How, John 
























10 


Head. Richard 


7 

1 
10 


14 
18 

1 




Hodges, William 














Jemegan, David 


























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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 

250 
20 
1028 
600 
545 
480 
485 
280 
470 
870 

200 
150 
940 
765 
640 
78 
869 
627 
210 
895 
700 

500 
840 
400 
315 
400 
895 
640 
500 
200 
438 
150 
665 

440 
200 
150 
200 
4045 
200 
640 
100 
200 
678 
500 

225 
300 
100 
132 
516 
540 
300 
1800 
300 
80 

840 
100 
690 


Quit 
Rent 

Res'd. 

Shill. 
2 


Amount 

in Sterling 

Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One. 


Total 

of 

Currency 


Joyner, Solomon 


21^ 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 

4 



18 

10 

9 

8 

8 

4 

3 

36 


S 

12 

7 



10 

15 

8 

9 

18 

11 

10 


D 
6 






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9 
11 


6 




6 

4 




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6 


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3 



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D 

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£ 
105 

119 

98 

•199 
69 

73 


S 
2 

8 

5 
11 


D 


Jonc^, William 










Jones Josenh 














JoneH John Jun'r . . 














Jones, John 














Jernegan, Thomas 




























Jones Marv 














Jon<>s, Henry Sen. (In part)... 
Jordan, George 


"i" 

2V2 
































11 


Jones. Henry Jun. (In part).. 
K<*eter James 


3 l> 

2 L2 

14 
3S 2 

1 

( 4 4 

15 4 
32 3 

3 17 
10 
12 S 

^ 15 












Kltz Threadle Tin nart) 














King, Michael 


6 

2V^ 












King, Henry 


6 
2 










Ditto 










Kernev Q^liomaa 












Kinchin William 


6 

2% 












T^von Afnrtin . . . 












Lee, Godfrey (in part) 












LewiB. Isaac 














Lee William 












10 


Luerton, John 












14 14 

7 i> 
TilO 

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5 13 
19 13 

8 If; 
mi\ 

2113 

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Langston, Leonard 


" 












Lockart, Thomas 














Lattimer William 














Lee. Godfrey (in fnll for) 














Lashley. William (In part) 

Lowe, John 


6 

2Vi 






















Merrit, Samuel 












MItchel John (In part) 














Morris John 














Manninir James 
















2V2 


2 










11 


9 


Minsev, John 


7 


Moore. John 








3I10 




Marshal. William 












S 
7 

i 143 

n 
1 

3 
12 
5 


12 


i 

15 

in 

18 

5 

15 

5 
7 

18 
5 

17 
5 

m 




MacKlnne, William 


5 
5 
5 

2Vi 












MacKlnne, Barn 


2 
6 
2 










Ditto 










Moore. Epaphraditus 

Mavner, Joseph 


















Malpas. John 














McCoone, John 














McRary. Robt (in part) 





























Marshburn. Mathew 


3 
r. 
1 
2 
i> 
3 

3J 



Morris. John 














McFarlln, John 














McDowel, Charles 














Mc'Gee. Lawrence 














Mvrric'k, Richard (In part).... 














MacKlemore Fortune 














Nolison. Francis 














Newland. James 














Norvll, Elizabeth 
















5 

2% 










a 


Nicholson, George 


2H 

1 

IS! 

a 
1 
n 

4 


35 
1 

17 
4 


10 

1 





d 

3 


n 



6 





3 




Norwood, William 










14 




Norwood. George 












Nairn. John 




220 












Overstreet, Henry 




70 
300 
200 
520 
500 
400 
250 

640 
600 
257 
620 
1636 












Oquinn. Pat. (in part) 














Purrott, Jacob 














Pago, John (In part) 














Po<k, William (In part) ; 












niiii 




Parker. Thomas 












T 

4 

(* 
s 

3 

li> 




7 



15 

17 




Paterson, Jane 














Paget, William (in part) 


2% 


2 








6 


Picket. William 










Paul, William (in part) 














Powers, John 














Pollock, George 




12 








14 


12 





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No. of 
Years 

Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Amount 

in Sterling 

Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One. 


Total 

of 

Currency 


Ditto 




1110 

7365 

430 

223 

44<) 

300 

200 
600 
3151 
200 
600 
100 
100 
300 
640 

460 
230 
80 
564 
S60 
196 
230 
.S20 
200 
628 
100 
300 

540 
100 
200 
200 
1270 
160 
100 
400 
100 
387 

200 
100 
170 
100 


ShiU. 
2 
6 
2 


£ 


8 


D 


£ 

19 

31 

7 

3 

7 


H 
8 
14 
10 
18 
14 

5 



10 







15 

15 



9 

17 

8 

17 
1 
9 

17 

12 



15 
2 

"9 
15 
10 
10 
10 
16 
15 

15 
18 

10 
15 
19 
15 

2 
10 
11 

1 
10 

8 

8 
4 

9 

17 
8 
2 

16 



10 

18 

10 

15 

9 

12 

12 

2 

4 

15 
18 
12 


I) 
6 
5 
6 
9 


~0 










3 


9 

5 





6 












~0 

6 

4 






"9 



6 


6 










6 
4 





1 £ 
116 

83 

62 

78 
73 

188 
69 


S 
10 

14 

19 

18 

1 

13 
_9 


D 


Pollock, CuUen 












Parker, Isaac 












Ryan, Thoraas 












Ryan, Tbomas 


























5 


Ryan, Tliomaa 


5 

7 

10 

30 

7 

6 

1 

1 

2 

13 

5 
3 
1 
9 
15 
3 
8 
5 
3 
6 
1 
4 


Reddlt, John 


5 

2% 












Reddit, William 












Rutland, James (in part) 












Ricks, Isaac 


6 

2H 












Roberts, Edward (In part)... 












Rogers, William 












Rogers, Tbomas 














Ruffln, William Jun. (in part. 
Razor. Martin 


"a* 

2% 






















Ragland, Stephen (in part) . . . 
Reeves. William (in nart).... 























Rowel, Richard 














Bterenson, George 














Stevenson, Charles 














Sannderson, Jonathan 














Spivy, Littleton 














Sessnms Culmer 














Seger, Christopher (in part) . . 
Steven Thomas Tin oart) .... 
























Schender, Isaac 














Sharp, William 
















2% 


2 








11 


Sewel. Charles 


9 
1 
3 
3 
41 
2 
1 
7 
1 
5 

3 

1 
2 
1 
7 

10 
4 

36 
3 
1 


Sntton John 










Sewel Richard 














Scott Josenh 














Spann, John (part of) 

Short, William 


6 

2% 






















Speirs, Ann 












Turner, William 














Tuder. James 














Thomas PhlllD 














Thomas, John 















Tunnage, George 














Thomas, William 














Yanpelt, Henry 














Williams, Arthur (in part) 














Willlford, William 


6 
2% 


300 
258 

laso 

200 
80 

425 
640 

31C0 
540 
450 

1280 
520 
303 
620 
230 
530 

2280 

200 
100 
540 
320 
320 
1150 
415 
600 
118 
820 












WIflririns. John 












West, Peter 












Williams, Thomas 












Williamson, William 
























10 


Williams, James 


7 

11 

48 

9 

7 

22 

9 

6 

4 

4 

18 

39 


Williams, Isaac 














Williams, John (in part) 














Walston, William 














Walston, Phil 














Walston. Phil 














Wynns. George 














Wvnns, William 














Williams, Anthony (in part) . . 














Williams, John 












Watford, Joseph 


6 

2% 

2% 












Wood, James . . . > 














2 








9 


White, John 


3 
1 
9 
5 
5 
20 
7 
8 
1 
5 


White, George 










Walton, Thomas 














White, John 














White, Medea 














Whitmel, Thomas 














Woodward, Samuel 














Ware, William 














Wilkins, James 














Whitley, William 


























10 



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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Amount 

In Sterling 

Money. 


Currency Total 
at Seven of 
■for One. Currency 






1100 
4695 

1470 
145 
150 
130 
640 
460 

2500 
600 
100 










7 
82 

25 
2 
2 
2 
9 
1 

45 

10 
1 

83 


7 
2 

14 

11 

12 

5 

7 





10 

15 




6 

8 

6 
9 
6 

3 







273 


6 




TIr'Aat Rnh^rt 














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'Vl'sinhlnirtnn Rlrh'd (In nart) 





























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'Wnilnmfl $ilflmiiol 














Piiiph Frnncla . ... 




























2 






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EDGECOMBE PRECINCT. 



BY WHOM PAID 



TA»e, William . . 
I,ewls, Richard 
Lane. John (\n part) 
McKlnne. Bar. Jun 
McKlnne. John 
Merrit. William 
Moseley. Edward 




Bryan. William 
By nam, William 
Bryan, Arthur 
Bosmon, Henry 
Bynam. John , 
Bell. William 
Braswel, Richard 
^ra^yley, Daniel 
Conncll, Robert 
Dukes. Benjamin (part) 

Deea. Emanuel (In part) 
Davis. Lewis (In part) 
Parmer. James 
Fort. Ellas . . . 
GuHton. Hehry 
Goodwin, William 
Goodwin, Lemuel 
Goodwin, John 
Goodwin. Thomas 
Goodwin, Jo.shua 
Hardy. John (1180 pt.) 
Hopper. David 

Ditto 

Haynsworth. Richard (pt.) 

Hodges. Roger 

Hall. Joseph 

Humphrey, Robert 
Jones. William . . 
Jenkins. John (in part) 
Jenkins. EllKabcth (in part) 

Jones. Robert 

Joyner, Nehemiah (in part).. 
Klllingworth. William 
Killlng-sworth, John 



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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 

Resd. 

Shlll.' 
2 


Amount 

in Sterling 

Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One. 


Total 

of 

Currenc 


y 


Nairn John 




320 
230 
120 

470 
2200 
843 
580 
200 
432 
2560 
100 
200 
125 

525 

100 
450 
100 
420 
240 
300 
200 
200 
150 

200 

1000 

150 


£ 


S 


D 


£ IS 
5112 


1> 




6 








9 

9 

6 










6 


£ 
116 

78 

56 

18 

408 


S 
12 

11 

18 

2 



D 


Odg&I John • . 


5 

2% 








8 
2 


1 
2 

4 
11 
10 

3 
10 



4 
15 
10 

3 

T ■ 

3 

15 

17 

15 

7 



5 



10 

5 

10 



12 




Porter Nicholaa 






















9i 


Pone. William 


8 

19 

13 

10 

3 

5 

11 

1 

3 

2 


Pone Jacob (in nart) 














I*flCB Georirc (in Dftrtl 














Pope, John 














Pope, Thomas 














Perrit. John (in nart) 














Pollock, Cullen 




6 
2 










Richardson Christian 












RlchiirdBon Thoin&s . . 












Smith, Thomas 


























3 


Symms. Joseoh 



1 
7 
1 
7 
8 
5 
7 
3 
5 

~S 

12 
2 


Smith. James 




























XouiDkiuB John . . . 














Taylor, Thomas 














Turbervlller Walter 


5 

2M. 

5 

2V^ 












Turner, Thomas 












Turner, Henry 












Warren Robt ... 












Williams William 












Williams John 










3 


Whitehead. William (pt.).... 
IfounfiT B^rfLncis . 


































6 

8i 



TYRREL PRECINCT. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


Xo. of 
VnUL 


So, 

of 

Arrt'S. 


Qnli 

Rent 

.RpH'tL 


Aliutiitit 
In Stcinoi? 


' Cuni'iKy 
1 nt rfcvi'u 


Total 

of 

Currency 






~200 
2Xi 
700 

1525 
100 
100 

1120 
582 
100 
225 

70 
1466 
100 
300 
100 
1240 
350 
110 
100 
965 

100 
611 
1720 
640 
212 
218 
500 
640 
100 
640 


fShill. 
2 


£ 


S 


D 1 £ |S |1) 


£ 


S IP 


Aurit, Nathaniel 


2Mi 








3 
3 
5 
6 
1 
1 
19 
10 
1 
3 


10 
15 


13 
15 

7 
12 

3 
15 

5 

4 
13 
15 

5 
15 
14 


19 
15 

3 

15 

14 



4 

15 

12 

15 

4 

15 

17 







6 














9 






6 



6 


56 

81 

104 


15 

4 

12 




Anslev. Solomon 










Alexander, Ant'ny, in part.. 
Bun comb Joseoh 














6 
2 










Blount, Benjamin 












Brown, John (in part) 












Bell, Elizabeth 














Caswel, Mathew 














Carthen, John 














Deavenport, John, Jun., (pt.)|. 






















6 


DeaTenport, Richard 


1 

25 

1 

5 

1 

21 

5 



1 

16 


Downing William 














Bvans, Thomas 














Farkinton, William 














Papain, Richard 














Frayly, William 














Garret, John (In part) 














Garret, Mary 




12 
2 










Ditto 












Gardener, WUllam 
























3 


Griffin, John 


1 
10 
27 
11 

f 

8 
11 

1 
26 


Gardener, John 














Garret, Daniel (in part) 














Griffin, Martin 














Harrison, Thomas 














Harrison, John 


2 

2% 












Hill, Robert 












Hardison, John 












Hudson, Joseph 














Henderson, Dayid 


6 






























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BY WHOM PAID. 



Jones, James 

Jennet, John (in part). 

Jennet, Jabez 

Kennedy, RIohard 

Lameer, Robert 



Long, James (in part. . . . 

Longstone, Mulford 

Lee, Stevens 

Ditto 

Ditto for Thomas I^ee.. 

Ditto for Ditto 

(Ditto for Ditto (In part. 

Long, John (in part) 

Morris, William 

Moss, Robert 

Moseley. Edward 

Ditto 

Normond, Henry 

Nairn, John 

Oliver, Andrew 



Phelps, Edward 

Phelps, Jametf 

Pollock, George 

Pollock, Cullen 

Ray, Alexander 

Rhodes, William (In part). 

Swain, John 

Spruim, Joseph 

Sprnim, Samuel 

Stubbs, Thomas 



Swlnson, RIohard 
Swinson, William 
Swlnson, Richard 
Swain, James . . . 

Swain, John 

Stevenson, John . . 
Turner, Joshua . . . 
Wyun, Thomas . . 
Williams, Edward 
Walker, Benjamin 



Walker, John 

Worley, John 

Worley, John, Junr. 

Worley, Joshua 



No. of 
Years 
Paid. 



No. 

of 

Acres. 



2% 



.2% 



2% 



900 
605 
434 
160 
250 

100 
220 
3560 
2060 
4529 
595 
876 
200 
150 
100 
400 
450 
597 
280 
400 

211 
212 
640 

2560 
100 

1315 
580 
650 

1330 
200 

300 
KM 
100 
300 
382 
134 
100 
100 
23 
100 

75 

1050 

840 

390 



Quit 
Rent 
ResU 



Shill. ! 



Amount 

in Sterling 

Money. 



£ IS D 



Currency 
at Seven 
for One. 



98 



Xotal 

ot 

Currency 



28 



» |I> 



141 



10 



Si 



131 



32 



40 



616 



61 3 



CURRITUCK PRECINCT. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 

Shlll: 
2 


Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Baker Samuel 


2% 


100 
520 
20 
938 
256 
366 

180 
50 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
1 
9 

16 
4 
6 
1 
7 
3 



S 

15 
2 
7 
8 
9 
8 

11 
9 
3 

17 


D. 


4 
6 
11 

6 


£ 
51 


S 
12 


D 


Brnv Wallaia 










Rfim^f Mnrcrorpt • . • . 














RPTlTlPt RpiilAmiD 














Baum, Peter 














Carron. John 














Deal Joshua 














Dadlev Thomas 














Diikp Andrpw 














Dfttiflrp PptPF 


























6% 






__ 





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BY WHOM PAID. 



Btherldge, John 

Btherid^e, Marmad'ke . . . . 

Etheridge, Henry 

Etheridge, Andrew, Junr... 
Etherldge, Christian, (pt.). 

Eryin, Robert 

Ferreby, John 

Grecrory, Richard 

Hodges Richard 

Heat, Nathaniel (pt.) 



Jervis, Jonathan 

Jervls, Samuel 

Jervis, Foster (in part). 

Lowther, Thomas 

Legat, David 

Lenton, Moses 

Lee, Samuel 

Moncrief, Thomas 

Miller, Evan \ 

Mercer, John 



Math. Ralph 

Mereday, Thomas 

Mereday, Thomas . 
Marshall, Nicholas 

Norton, John 

Northen, Philip ... 



Nicholson, Josiah 

Pyner, William (Minor) 

Parlcer, William (his widow) 

Pyner. Peter 

Pell, John 

Ditto for his wife 

Parker, John 

Parker, William 

Parker, Asarlah (in part) .... 
Parker, Peter 



Parker, Wicker 

Parkins, John 

Parr, William 

Powers, George 

Pyner, James 

Saunderson, Thomas 

Simmons, Samuel 

Slake, Nicholas (whole acrs.) 

Stevans, John 

Saunderson, Joseph 



Scott, William 

Stafford, William 

Shappord, Sampson . . . 
Saunderson, Rlc*h and. 

Tull Williams 

Swindel, Parker 

Taylor, Thomas 

Taylor, Thomas, Junr. . 

Ditto for 

Vince, Humphrey 

Walker, John 



White, Luke 

Williams, Stephen 
Williams, Samuel 
Williams, Thomas 



No. of 
Years 
Paid. 



2Vi 



2 

2% 



No. 

of 

Acres. 



770 
60 
162 
150 
IW) 
1<M 
30 
366 
320 
460 

256 
100 
721 
686 
100 

62 
175 
213 
150 

50 

149 
854J 

350 
200 
480 
315 

304 
250 
105 
488 
50 
240 
100 
110 
480 
110 

70 
119 

50 
425 
100 
375 
532 
490 
100 
2498 

50 
500 
100 

1756 
200 
492 
487 
150 
416 
75 

340 
166 
904 
420 



Quit 
Rent 
Resjd 
Shlll: 



Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 
£ S D 



Currency 
at Seven 
for One 



9yj 

6 

10J4 
6 


1V4 
6 
4 

3»4 





6 

10% 


J* 

6 
6 
6 

6 
6 



6 



4% 



5Mj 
6 

10% 


1 



9% 

9V4 



9% 

6% 

6 

9 



3 



IVi 



6»/.8 

6 

7% 

8^ 

1 

7V2 

10 
9 




4 

IOV2 
3M. 



Total 

of 

Curre n cy. 

£ s ~ir 



38 



32 



81 



95 



73 



32 

390 



14 



14 



10% 



11% 


10% 



6% 



6Vi 



6 
lOV^ 



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STATE RECORDS. 



PASQUOTANK PRECINCT. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Qait 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Tatja 

of 

CiitTency. 




2% 


200 
100 
1499 
275 
500 
300 
702 
75 
150 
366 

607 
400 

70 
305 
100 
540 

85 
104 
616 

85 

162 
80 
50 

337 

998 

60 

.125 

200 
1234 

120 

100 
130 
125 
40 
125 
160 
160 
1031 

670 
100 
100 
318 
100 
100 
100 
534 
100 
300 

60 
60 
228 
127 
104 
400 
163 
250 
200 
450 

888 

170 
100 
100 
194 


Shill: 
2 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
3 
1 
26 
4 
9 
5 
12 
1 
2 
6 

10 
7 

1 
6 
1 
9 
1 
1 
10 
1 

2 
1 

5 

17 
1 
2 
3 

20 
1 

1 
2 
2 

2 
2 
2 
18 

11 

1 
1 
5 
1 
1 
1 
9 
1 
5 




4 
2 
1 
7 
2 
4 
3 
7 

1 
2 

1 
1 
1 
1 
5 
1 
5 
1 


S 
10 
15 

5 
15 
19 

5 
12 

6 
12 

8 

12 



4 

6 

15 

10 

10 

6 

8 

9 

16 

8 

17 

18 

19 

1 

3 

10 

12 



15 

5 

3 

14 

12 

16 

16 



14 
15 
16 
11 
15 
15 
15 

6 
15 

5 

17 
17 



4 
16 


17 

7 
10 
17 

13 
19 
15 
15 
12 

4 
12 
15 
12 

1 


D( 





3 

3 

6 




6 
5 




6 
9 

3V^ 
11% 








6 
6 


6 

6 




11% 

0% 
3% 


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£ S U 








































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74 

501 

67 
33 

42* 
25 










































































Bryant, Wm. for Jos. Stokly's 












8 6 




























Rnrt /'Wfdow^ 














Rniilt Pharlps 






































































'Rrlirht' Adflm 


























3 4% 








































































Rfkll 'WHllnin 


































































7 3H 
















r'art'ArAt 'WIlllAfn 










































Pflrtnret Moses 




























f linnpev Rdmond .... 














Commander, Thomas 


2% 


2 








4 6 




















































Onrtivrlcrht Robert 














piifimev T^illinm 














PhrtmAv 'Willlnm 










































T^nvlfii Jotin . . . . 












7 S% 






























I")nvfR Dnvid 










































nnvffi William 





























T)nxrln ThonifiR 














ii^vfinB "Rflrtho ... 















Ellla Ann 




6 
2 








B 7 






















































Ti'iirrpv Nflfhrnilel 


















320 

100 

320 

61 


























'Prtrlraov Phil In Jnn 








































1 5% 











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BY WHOM PAID. 



Griffith, Gray 

Griffith, Stephen (widow). 



Gray, Thomas 

Gray, John 

Grandys, Thomas, widow. 

Grandy, Charles 

Gnllford, Joseph 

GloQSter, Mary 

Gregory, William 

Gregory, Job 

Grey, Iiodwick 

Greeves, James 



Godfrey, Joseph 

Gregory, Fredrick 

Gregory, James 

Gregory, John 

Hall, Helen (widow) 

Hastings, Elizabeth (widow). 

Harrison, Robt 

Hixon, William, Ezr. of John 

Brothers 

Hibbs, Jonathan 

Humphrey, Christopher 



Harris, John 

Harris, Thomas 

Jones, Griffith 

Joy, Jones (in part) 

Jackson, Samuel, Senr 

James, Edward 

Jackson, Daniel, Senr 

Jackson, Zachary and Lam 

Jackson, Junr 

Jackson, Daniel, Jnnr 

Jones, John 



Jordan, Joseph (in part). 

Jones, Cornelius 

Jennings, William 

Jenkins, Thomas 

Kell, Robt 

Keaton, Zachary 



Lowrey, Robert, Senr. 

Lee, William 

Lilton, John 

Lowe, John 

Martin, John 

McDaniel, William ... 

Morgan, Joseph 

Morgan, Bennet 

Morgan, Robert 

Morgan, Moses 



Murden, Jeremy . . . , 
Maderen, William . , 

Ditto 

Morris, John ....... 

Morris, Aron 

Morgan, John 

Mayo, Mary 

Merry day, Thomas . 
Markham, Lewis . , 
Markham, Anthony 



McKeel, Thomas . 
Meades, Thomas . 
Needham, Thomas 
Nixon, Zacha nr . . 
Newly, Samnel ... 

Nichols, Job 

Nichols, Henry . . . 
Newby, James ... 
Newby, Benjamin 
Newby, Samnel . . 



*8%, not 7. 



No. of 
Years 
Paid. 



2% 



2% 



No. 

of 

Acres. 



eo 
as 

170 

825 

43 

684 

404 

280 

«0 

60 

102 

80 
100 
93 
92 
498 
210 
200 

707 
60 



140 
312 
600 
300 
.804 
60 



300 
60 
70 

460 
430 
160 
770 
190 
200 

757 
106 
75 
334 
200 
100 
274 
175 
100 
100 

419 
150 
294 
110% 
100 
120 
210 
400 
373 
250 

400 
50 
336 
435 
100 
160 
60 
234 
125 
250 



Quit 
Rent 

Res'd. 

Shlll: 



Am*t in 
Sterling 
Money. 
S D 



Currency 
at Seven 
for One 



2 
1 

21 
1 

14 

6 

5 

1 



D, 

9^4 

1% 



2 
6 
3 

1% 
6 

1 



8V2 



4Mf 

3 

3Vi 

7% 



4V4 
2 

10V4 

3% 



3 

61^ 


6 
9% 





IIV4 
1% 
9Vi 
IV4 




11% 

3 

4y4 





3 

3 







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1% 

9% 

7% 



3Vi 









6 
10 

4% 


11 

1% 

8Vi 

9 

6 



Total 

of 

Currency. 



37 



36 



55 



35 



40 



38 



11 



14 



11 



10% 



2% 



11% 



•7% 



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260 



STATE RECORDS. 



PASQUOTANK PRECINCT— Continued. 










BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. Quit 

of Rent 

Acres. Res'd. 


Am't In 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Newbv Francis 




125 
80 
730 
274 
100 
60 

150 
125 
640 

200 
296 
200 
170 
300 
707 
730 
300 
484 

297 

501 

1762 

1761 

325 

99 

450 

140 

100 

852 

375 
355 

70 
750 
185 
618 

50 
329 
736 
607 

150 
318 
300 
200 
100 

120 
140 
585 
67 Vj 
100 
275 
388 
400 
440 
549 

140 
50 
229 
100 
100 
100 
100 
109 
100 
05 

164 
50 
140 
50 
390 
400 
100 


Shlll: 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
2 
1 

12 
4 
1 
1 

2 
2 
4 
3 
5 
3 

4 

16 
5 

8 

5 

8 
30 
15 

5 

1 
7 
2 
1 
14 

6 
6 
1 

13 
3 

10 

4 

12 

10 

2 
5 
5 
3 

1 

2 

2 

10 

1 
1 
4 
6 
7 
7 
9 

2 

4 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

2 

2 

6 
- 7 
1 


S 

8 

8 

18 

16 

15 

1 

12 
3 

15 

10 
3 

10 

6 

1 
5 
9 

4 
15 
16 

1 
13 
15 
17 

8 
15 

8 

11 

4 

4 

2 

4 

16 

17 

9 

17 

12 

12 
11 
5 
10 
15 

~2 

9 

4 

3 

15 

16 

15 



15 

12 

~8 
17 

15 
15 
15 
15 
17 
15 
13 

14 

17 
9 
4 

16 


16 


D» 
9 


10% 
3 

1% 

6 
9 



V^ 

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1 


2 

7% 
3% 
10% 
7 
9 

6 
7 

9 

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10^ 
6 
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6 
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10% 
3 







11 


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£ 
24 

56 

93 

70 
18 

53 

19 


S 
3 

16 

16 

1 
13 

14 

12 


D 


O'Danlel William 














Orphans of Samuel Prltchard 
























Overmftn John ..... 














Overman Moaefl .... 














Overton Robert 


2% 


2 











Overton William 










Overton Francis fin oart) .... 














Prlf'hftrd Jaines . ..... 














Ditto Dflvld 














Plater Thomas 














Palm widow 




2 
6 
6 
2 










Ditto 






P&lui John 












Ditto 






Pool Solomon ........ 












Prlfpliiii*!! T*honifi8 


























1 


Prltchard Benlamin 














Palmer Robt 




























PllcA John 














Rtirfi'S John 














Ramer Thomas 










































Ralnh William 















RondH Flliznheth fwldow).... 




11% 


ReddiniF JoHt^oh ..... 














Rflukhorno losenh . . 














Read William 














Roods Daniel 














Reloh John Senr 














Rees Owen 














Rowp Valentine f£100 6s) 














Richardson Benlamin .... 














Boss Abel 














Sanrvpr Thomas Senr 












0% 


Snence Alexander 




























Sneiicp Ali^xHDclpr 














Siiwvpr John 














Sawver. Daniel 












0% 


Sawver. BenJamln 














Svms John 




























R^Yton Jprpmifili 














Svms William 














Svma Jeremv ........... 














Sawver. Caleb 














Smlthson. Thomas 














Scott. Bdward 














Apvinotir John • 












11% 


Spx William 














Scarborouflrh John 














Smith James 














flawvpr William 














Sawver. Jacob , ». . 














Sawver Josenh 














Seabnrn William 














Slmnaon William 














Snemp Eilizabeth 














Randerlain John ......... 












5% 


Sanderlaln. Joseoh 














Scarfe. John 




2 
6 










Simnson William 












Sawver Charles 












Rnpnop John Spnr .•••• 














Sawyer, Solomon 















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PASQUOTANK PRECINCT— Continued. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Sawyer, Jeremiah 




130 
040 
324 

656 
80 
420 
430 
254 

129 

50 

60 

250 

118 

250 

60 

72 

350 

107 

850 
116 
1311 
240 
61 
654 
100 
440 
376 
100 
267 
150 


Shill: 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
1 

11 
6 

11 

1 
7 
7 

4 

2 




4 
2 
4 
1 
1 
6 
1 

6 

2 

22 

4 
1 
8 
1 
7 
6 

4 
2 


S 

18 

4 

13 

11 
8 
7 

10 
9 

5 
17 
17 

7 

1 
7 
1 
5 
2 
17 

~2 



18 

4 

1 

2 

15 

14 

11 

8 

13 

12 


Di 
6 

1% 
3% 

10V. 

1% 
2^ 

6 
6 

6 
6% 

6 

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5V4 
6 

7 

1^ 

7 
6 


£ 
40 

32 
25 

68 


S 

12 

6 
2 

5 
~3 


D 


Stamps, Richard 














Sawyer, Thomas 














Trueblood, Elizabeth (widow) 
Talkley, John 












9 












Turner, William 














Trueblood, Amos 














Thockray, John 














Taylor, Charles 


2% 


2 








9% 


Upton, Thomas 










Upton, John 














Upton, Edward 














warton, Edward 














Wlnberry, John 














Williams, James 














White, Joseph 














Woodley, Thomas 














Williams, Christian 














White, Joshua 












11% 


White, Abraham 














Williams, Edward 














Wright, Augustine and John. 














White, Jonathan 














West, Charles (in part) 














White, John 














Wynn, John 














Weymouth, William 














Ward, George 




6 
2 










Wade, John 












Winbury, William 
























6 












1106 


2% 



PERQUIMONS PRECINCT. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

At- res. 


guit 

Rent 
Res'd. 


Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Albertson. Esau 


2% 


35 
250 
763 
400 

85 
100 
345 
163 

47 
166 

710 
540 
90 
100 
100 
100 
100 
390 
526 
667 

150 
286 
288 
640 
222 


Shill: 
2 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 

4 
13 
7 
1 
1 
6 
2 

2 


S 

12 

7 

9 



9 

2 

1 

17 

16 

18 


I> 

2 


10% 
6 

0V4 

4 


£ 
40 
58 


S 

14 

6 


D 


Allertson. Nathaniel 










Anderson, John 














Arnold, BliBabeth 














Albertson, Peter 














Albertson, Arthur (in part) . . . 














Albertson, Albert 














Anderson, John 














Arrlngton, Christopher 














Boarman, Ralph 


























7% 


Bluhenden, Thomas 


12 
9 

11 

2 
5 
5 
11 
8 


8 

it 

15 
15 
15 
15 
17 
3 
13 



4 

18 






7% 

6 

7% 

?^ 

0% 


Belkln, William (Minor) .... 














Brazier, Elizabeth 














Boswel, John 














Boewel, George 














Bouge, Joslah 














Bngley, Thomas 














Barelift, John 














Barrow, Joseph 














Bateman, John «.... 














Benf ord, Thomas 










2% 


Barnes, Jeremy 














Barrow, John 














Bond, Samuel 














Ditto 















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STATE RECORDS. 



PERQUIMONS PRECINCT— Continued. 



BY WHOM PAID. 



Boyce, John 

Banks, John (In part). 

Bartellff, Thomas 

Brinkly, Peter 

Brinkly, Michael 



Cittcrson, James 

Chancy. Zachary 

Croston, Arthur 

Ditto for John Lacy minor 

Callaway, Joshua 

Cheason, Richard 



Clayton, Zebulon, Exr. to 

John Durant 

Caruthers. Nathaniel 

Charles, John 

Charles, Hannah 

Docton, Thomas 

Davis, Thomas 

Dhvis and Sounders Richards. 

Dowdy, Edward (part) 

Dennan, Charles 

Doe, Ralph ; 



Elliot, Caleb 

Elliot, Joshua 

Eason, Thomas 

Elliot, Jacob 

Elliot. William 

Elliot, Moses 

Evans's. Jonathan. Orphans. 

Eason. George 

Egerton. James 

Elliot, Isaac (In part) 



Elton, Zachary, for the Or- 
phans of Samuel Phelps. . 

Flether, Ralph 

Foster, Francis 

Field, James 

Felt, John 

Gilbert, Josiah 

Gordon, John 

Gordon, George 

Gibson, James 

Gibson, James * 



Godfrey, Thomas 

Gale, Exr. to Col. Harvey. 
Garret, Thomas 



Harrel, Richard 

Hosea, Robert 

Henley, John 

Hosket, Anthony 

Hollowell, Thomas (in part) 

Harrison, William • 

Harman. Robert 

Hall, Clement 

Hudson, John 

Harris, John 



Hawkins, John . . . 
Hall, Ann (Minor). 
Henry, Solomon . . 

Hayl. Daniel 

Hutston, John . . . 

Hollawel 

Harman, John 

Hollawel, Thomas 

Hall, William 

Hobbs, Thomas . . 



Jesse, Joseph 
Jones, Peter 
Jones, Peter 



No. of 
Years 
Paid. 



2y. 



2% 



No. 

of 

Acres. 



80 
540 
450 
200 
175 

200 
300 
260 
54 
600 
450 



20»6 
360 
.S31 
125 
01 
170 
200 
.'jOO 
400 
1.S5 



605 
270 
400 
380 
1045 
540 
150 
400 
300 
150 



1097 
125 
186 
460 
72 
240 
200 
112 
100 
100 

290 

1820 

200 

200 
250 
420 

50 
100 
200 

92 
104 
230 
200 

150 
313 

50 
250 
175 
103 
150 
710 
400 

50 

600 
865 
330 



Quit 
Rent 
Res'd, 



Shill: 



Am*t in 
Sterling 
Money. 
£ "S D 



Currency 
at Seven 
for One 



f '8 
1 8 
r, 
7 17 

:: 10 
:t 1 

:: 10 

r- 5 

o 

.-. 10 

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T 17 



I. 13 

-: 6 
H 18 
J 3 

^^ 1 
■2 19 
:: 10 

ry 

: 

J 7 



io 11 
I 14 
7 
r. 13 

1-- 6 
1^ 9 
■J 12 
7 
- 5 
1 10 



4% 
1% 

r^ 

4% 

9^8 





4% 



19 
9% 

7 

7 
6 






10 
9 

1 

7 



4% 














6 

3% 

6 





4 

5% 

6 





6 

8 

6 

6 

3 

2 

6 

7% 



6 





7% 
11% 



Total 

of 

Currency. 



49 



32 



87 



73 



47 



39 



32 



41 



13 



19 



19 



10 



1% 



7y4 



11% 



4% 
9% 



6% 



2% 



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253 



PERQUIMON8 PRECINCT— Continued. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 

ttK) 
210 
200 
300 
075 
100 


Quit 
Rent 

Res'd. 

Shill: 


Am't In 
Sterling 
Money. | 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


TotaJ 

of 

Currency. 


Jessep, Thomas 


£ 


S 


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£ !S 1 I> ' 
8'l.nl (> 1 


1 

i 

75 
50 

32 

83 

73 
9 

41 
• 76 


H 

15 
12 

8 

3 

10 
11 

12 
3 


1> 


Jackson, William 












3 

3 

5 

12 

1 
8 

4 

2 
11 
13 

18 

5 

4 
1 
2 
3 
3 
2 
5 
2 
1 

10 
5 
3 
5 
10 
12 
3 
8 
8 
5 

7 

12 

7 

10 

7 

4 

5 

5 



11 

2 
1 
4 



2 
1 
1 
2 
3 

5 
7 
3 
5 

. 8 

6 
4 

15 
5 
6 

10 


21 
3 
3 

3 
1 

1 


l.V 7% 

10| 
5 O 




Jackson, Edmund 














Jennet. Abraham 














Kitchen. William 












13 
15 
15 

7 
12 
7 

'? 

10 
3 
2 
6 
5 

10 


9 



6 
6 
6 

1. 

7 

8 
4 




K<»nvon, Roger 














Laker, Juliana 




600 

250 
150 
650 
700 
1050 

340 
237 

133 












LacT (widow) 












11% 


Lacy. Francis 














Lilly, Thomas 














Long, William 














Long, Thomas 














Long, Joshua 


2% 


2 








0% 


Layden, William, (Minor) 










Moore. William 














Mountigue, Thomas 














Idem for the whole arrears. . 














Morgan, James 




200 
150 
316 
120 
100 

573 

300 
220 
300 
1114 
740 
200 
50<» 
473 
331 

442 
700 
454 
505 
452 
248 
315 
300 
50 
640 

147 

100 

250 

50 

160 

100 

104 Uj 

136 












Moore, Samuel 












12l ^ 1 


^ 


Moore, John 












10 
2 
15 


10 
3Vj 




Man. John 














Maudlin, Edward 














Mullen, Abraham 












0| 41,.' 





Morgan, James 












5 
17 

5 
10 
10 
10 
15 

5 
15 

15 

5 
18 

8 
18 

6 
10 

5 
17 

4 

11 

15 

7 

17 

16 

15 

16 

8 

3 

5 
12 


'i 

3VJ 
1 

1 
1 

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7 

4 

6 
6 

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8% 


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Morgan, William 














Newby, Jesse 














Newby, Francis 














Newby, Gabriel 














Newby, Ramuel 














Newby, Mary (widow) 














Newbv, Mary 














Nicholson, Thomas 














Newby, Thomas 












0% 


Newby, Joseph 














Nixon, Zachary, Senr 














Nixon, Zachary, Jun 














Nixon, Phineas 














Nixon, John 














Norfleet, Marmaduke 














Norcomb, Thojmas 














Nicholson, Nathaniel 














Newby, Thomas 














Nixon. Zachary, Junr 















Overman, Thomas 














Oates, Joseph 














Parker, Thomas 














Perry, Samuel 


2% 


2 








4 


Price. Thomas 










Perisho, John 














Perisho, John and Pearson, pt 














Pearce, Joseph 




182 












Pearce, Thomas and Mary 
(orph.) 




300 
435 
200 
300 












Pearce, Thomas 














Perry, Philip (in part) 












0| n 1 




Perry, Jacob 













15 

2 

3 

1 







17 



10 

10 

10 
15 
15 






M 



6 











Perry, Benjamin 




500 

351 
238 
WiO 
313 
384 
aS7 
50 

l2rK) 

200 
200 

200 
100 
100 












Pearce. Richard 












3Vi 


Pelt, John 














Perish, John 














Perish James Rhowe 














Person, Rachael (widow) 














Person, Samuel (in part) .... 














Paget, James 














Powel, John 














Penrice Francis 














Pratt, John 














Pratt, Joshua 












2% 


Pratt, Job 














Pratt, Jeremy 















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STATE RECORDS. 



PERQUIM0N8 PRECINCT— Continued. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No, of 
Years 
Paid. 


No, 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
HeH'd. 


Am^t In 
^terljiii^ 
Money, 


Cnrreney 
at Reven 
for One 


To til J 

Of 

Curreiioy. 


J'ahwirr, Vti\\\ * * . * 




904 
3<K> 
2CX» 
liW 
^2 

205 
200 
SO 
250 
215 

73;^ 
138 
2flO 
550 
1183 
21S 
223 

05a 

400 
250 

200 
451 
106 

64 
100 
450 

50 
104 
293 
110 

23B 
300 

5ja 

300 

im 

420 
5i> 

ei> 

125 

100 

87 
540 

500 
li75 
230 

m\ 

850 
510 
050 

m& 

1140 
aL*0 


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5 

3 
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17 

5 

10 

15 

18 

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10 
8 
7 

16 

16 
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12 
14 
16 
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29 

47 
11 

81 

81 
12 


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5 

12 

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18 

2 




13 

19 


D 


Kiddocb, Job. and Robert 










RoliinaOii, Joflppb 














Itiiddoii, Joseph ...,,.».»»,.. 
Kli^gSf Ahmbniu , , , . , , . 



















'»»''# 








814 


Robert Hi<^ha rfl ............. 


3 
3 
1 
4 
3 


Hountrre, Wll^Iatn .......... 












Rotintrte, Frfttifls 




...... 










Rountro*, Tboinna 












£^[]ttonSf Joseph (Minor) » , 








2^ 


2 








T% 


SlnnderSt Ahrabam * . . , * 


12 
2 
4 
9 

49 
3 
4 

n 

7 
4 


iSiniilonRH Ijott .............. 










Shrrvrtiod, JonaibflEi ........ 










Bflirndt^rw, Renjamlii 














KijHi;lit, TbomaB , 


6 

2Mi 




Rmltb, JaineH 













Ktnftord* Thomas . . , - . ..,.,.. 




Wkinn*r, Rlohard 






Swiiiiii, ^4amllH ^ .. ^ ...,,,., . 














button* Rlrlmrd ............. 




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8 


Stewart, Joe^ph , 


3 
7 

1 
1 
1 
4 

1 
B 
1 


10 
17 
16 

2 
15 


17 
IS 

3 
18 

2 
5 
1 
5 

IS 
8 

17 
4 
3 

15 





3 

3 



Suttoti, Christopher 

Sutton, t:llKabetb ....,,..,.. 






Button. Marjf 














StaiidJii){. jl^amnel ...,....*.. 














SiriHh, jamos (iti pnrt)<. 














SIoui'Sk Juhu . ............... 














Slu^rrod, David 














Sti'pny. John, Jun. ..,,.,... . 




...... 










Steveoa, EJJaWa 


















7 


Btf^wart, Ajf^xaodcr ......... 


4 
5 

9 
6 

13 
3 



1 
2 

1 


Sutton, JoHepb * 














Snowdont Tbonias 














Smltb, Dftnlel 














Sf'arb<irou(jti, Coli 












M!h4*rr<Kl, Jonathan (to pt.)... 














StfilllnffH, Elifltt .., 














Still 11 DKfl. SimoQ 




...... 










Htal llnpw. Nlcholflji 












Spyvy. Jacob ,.,»».,, 


















2 

6 1 
2 








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1 
l» 


10 
9 


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B 

1 

4 



6 

S 

16 

11 

2 

Ifl 

5 
22 

n 

1 
5 
20 
7 
3 
3 
2 


15 
13 

17 

2 
18 
12 
13 
10 
10 

ifi 
5 
12 

15 
3 
3 

18 
S 


11 

13 

5 
5 





4 
7 

7 


Turner. Edward .........*... 












Tuwiiheridt WllUftm 












Trnnbi\}, FllKiilietb ...*****.. 














"VS'llmm, llfHijniiiln + . * . , 














AVbtKkiv', Tbf^inati * 














"Wlilce. Thi>inB5i ............. 

'VTblte. Wtniam 








Wvat^ John .^ . . . 


























3 


WIlllaiisK. Jobii Orpbaus t^f .. 


a 


3 

2^ 

m 

4 





Wilson. Uobert . . , * . , , , 




12tKl 
5?i0 
100 
290 

1152 

45 

245 

175 

147 

153 

100 
300 
2flO 












Wviit, ^luun^^l . .^. ... ^ ..... . 














WllHOiit John , * , 














Wfirrt'ii. Abrahnni .^i......^.. 














"Whltc'bee, Rb'bard 














Wl iirSow. Thnmn?. Juti . . . , 














White, Arnold Henry 














White. Arnold 














WUisUiw, Thf^fl.. for 1. Smitb 












T^ 


\^'ltisb>*% Tbfttnim 


2 
1 
5 
3 


Wlnslow. Thnmas. Senr. ..... 






Wherry. Anthony , . . , 

Wj|]laiuj4 & .Stinnderflou .. 
























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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 

at Seven 

■ for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Arkils, Wininm 


2% 


00 
600 
400 
100 
89 
688 

1314 
250 
300 

1586 

200 
500 
300 
142 
170 
175 
370 
678 
SO 
386 

393 
186 
740 
840 
200 

1000 
561 

1683 

60 

606 

580 
60 

102 
47 

325 
2400 
200 
50 
200 
150 
200 
160 
220 
160 

620 
700 
850 
2(H.) 
150 
740 
260 

100 
100 
160 

500 


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£ 


S 


D 


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8 

7 

1 

1 

12 

23 

4 

6 

15 

3 
8 
5 
2 
2 
3 
1 
10 

6 

6 
3 
3 
6 
3 

28 
4 

20 

8 

8 


1 


5 
42 
3 

3 
2 
3 
2 
3 
2 

9 
12 
14 
3 
2 
4 
4 

1 
1 
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8 
6 
2 
2 
4 
3 
3 
2 
2 
1 

5 
11 


3 
2 


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17 

15 



16 

11 





7 

5 



10 

15 

5 

10 

19 

1 

17 
14 

17 
5 

14 


10 


18 

8 

16 


17 
16 

17 

~3 


10 
17 
10 
12 
10 
16 
17 
16 

2 

5 

17 

10 
12 

17 

7 

15 
15 
16 

15 

12 
12 
16 
10 
8 
12 
12 

15 



5 
4 

17 



12 


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6 



4 
11 








3 
6 

6 
9 

6 

4 






9 
6 


6 
6 
6 

9 





6 



6 





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1% 

3 

6 

6 
6 
6 







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6 

11% 

6 
6 
6 





6 

6 


£ 

79 

45 

85 
11 

70 

67 

37 
16 


12 

12 

10 
10 

13 

18 

15 
9 


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Ambrose. Darld 










Ashby, Joseph, Senr 














Ashby, Joseph, Jun 














Arnold, Edward 














Alston, John 














Branob, Francis 














Buttler* David 














Banbury, John 














Bonner, Henry (In part) 














Brady, Joseph 












4% 


Butler, Jacob 














Barryman, Richard 














Brown, James 














Bond, Richard 














Branch, William 














Beasly, Robert (In part) 














Beasly, James 














Ballard. John 














Banbury, William 














Brothers, Richard 












UMs 


Battle, William 














Bently, William (In part) 














Blanchard, Ephraim (in part) 














Blanchard, Mary 












Blanchard, Aaron 














Blonnt, Charles (Minor) 




1 










Blount, John and Thomas (pt) 












Badham» William 


1 
2 










Ditto 












Bonner, John (in part) 










1 


Baker Thomas 














Baker, Richard 














Bennet, John 














Ballard, Blisha 


2% 


2 








6 


Baker, Henry 










Byrd, John 














Chancy. Zachary 














Chappel, Elizabeth 














Cheasons. John, Orphans 














Cotrell. William 














Champion, Joseph 














Copeland, Charles 














Caphatt, George 














Cosand, Gabriel 












2V4 


Champion, Edward 














Champion, John 














Cammel, Charles 














Charleton, Sarah 














Costen, James (in part) 














Cropeley, William (Minor) 














Callaway, William for Wm. 
Stewart's Orph 














Carter, Mary 














Carter, Alexander 














Copeland, William 












3 


Champion, Orlando (in pt.) . . 






Drunghan. Walter 




150 
150 
277 
200 
195 
150 
150 
100 

300 
640 

50 
172 
160 












Denby, John 














Everdon, Thomas 














Erllne, John 














Elliott, James 














Egerton, James 














Elliott, William 














Evans, Benjamin 














Freeman, William 












5% 


Falconer, John 














Freeman, John, Junr 


2% 


2 











Fala, William 










Fairweather, William 















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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Am*t in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Fulllngton, Robert (In part) . . 




380 
173 
3(«) 
420 
1020 
200 

1074 
593 

350 

25 

1350 

150 
1446 
1390 

400 

400 

aw 

221 

100 
700 
166 
100 
325 
370 
625 
525 
250 
110 

354 
200 
100 

990 
436 
200 
294 
350 
230 
600 
335 
531 
301 

200 
268 
150 
400 
966 
464 
300 
166 
414 
220 

300 
180 
200 
140 
100 
200 
118 
686 
350 
220 

86 
400 
340 

100 
300 
350 
508 
50 


Shill: 


£ 


s 


D 


£ 
6 
3 
3 
7 
17 
3 

18 
10 


S 
5 


7 
17 
10 

16 

7 

~2 
8 

17 

12 
6 



2 

17 

7 

5 

18 

15 

13 

9 

18 

3 

7 

18 

4 
10 
15 


Di 

8 


3 

4 

6 
9 
6 
6 





6 
7 



4 

9 

9 
9 
6 
6 






£ 
76 

81 

56 
11 

72 

60 

40 
14 


S 
13 


D 


Ifeltou, Richard 














Goodwin, James (in part) .... 














Goodwin, John 














Garret, Thomas, Junr 














Gumbes, Mathew 














Gale Miles for the Orph. of 
Col. Harvey ^ 














Gale, Miles 



























10 


Garret. Humphry 


6 


17 
2 

25 
5 
7 
7 
6 
3 


Gregory, Luke 














Grlffln, Jamed (in part) 














GuiUiams, George 














Gale, Edmund 














Huirhes. William (In nart).... 














Hobbs, Thomas 














Hunter, Robert 














Hunter, Isaac 












7 

16 

9 

16 

13 

16 
8 




Harrel, Samuel 


























4 


Hubbard. Ann fin nart) 


1 
12 
2 
1 
5 
6 
10 
9 
4 
1 

6 
3 

1 


Haufirhton William 














Hunter, William 














Hlnton, James 














Hinson, Hardy 














Hocott. Edward 














Hare Edward 














Hare, Moses 














Heath, Thomas 














Herrenden, Thomas 














Hunter, Isaac 












7 


Halsev, John 














Halsey, Edward 
















2% 


2 











Hill, William 


13 
7 
3 
6 
6 
4 

10 
5 
9 
6 


16 

12 

10 

2 

2 

3 

10 

16 

5 

17 



10 



8 

6 

4 



1 
11% 




Hill, Moses 










Houghton, Charles 














Harton, Thomas 














Hook, William 














Harrond, John 














Holland, Henry 














Hunter, William 














Jones, Thomas 














Jones, John, Junr 


























4% 


Jones, Henry and John 


8 
4 
2 
5 
16 
8 
5 
2 
7 
3 

5 
3 
3 
2 
1 
3 
2 
10 
5 
3 

1 
7 
5 

1 
3 
6 
8 



10 

14 

12 

10 

18 



5 

18 

5 

17 

5 

2 

10 



15 

10 

2 



15 

17 

9 

19 

15 
12 
2 
17 
17 



6 
6 


4 



4 

3% 


5 




6 




9 




6 
6 
11 
6 


Jones, John 














Jones, John 














Jordan, John (In part) 














Ketterel, Jonathan 














King, Charles 














King, Henry '. 














Lasslter, Gabriel 














Lasslter, Robt 














Lasslter, Aaron 














.Lewis, John 












1% 


Lewis, William 














Llles, George 














Lane, Thomas 














Learv, Cornel 














Lasslter, John 














Lester. Edward 














Llsles, William (In part) 














Luton, Thomas 














William 














Llsles, Henry 












11 


LI. Henderson 














I^ee, Godfrv 














Muns, Thomas 


2V^ 


2 








9 


Ming, Thomas. (In part) 










Ming, Nathaniel 














Ming, Joseph 














Mensle. John 






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BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 
of 

Acres. 

160 
100 
100 
1923 
150 

100 
175 
166 
250 
50 
250 
100 
6(X) 
920 
100 

131 
107 
407 
100 
350 
740 
150 
450 
250 
1200 

1250 
2965 

800 
350 
172 
617 
234 
559 
318 
86 
100 
153 

60 
100 
100 
180 

88 
310 

70 
150 
175 
470 

120 
640 
200 
520 
200 
105 
749 
200 
515 
250 

100 
180 

89 
318 
200 
224 
200 
245 
111 
230 
1594 
340 


Quit 
Rent 

Res'd. 

ShIIl: 


Am't In 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 

for One I 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Moore, Ann 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
2 
1 

1 
8 
2 

1 
3 
2 
3 

2 
1 
10 
16 
1 

2 

1 
7 
1 
6 

12 
2 
7 
4 

21 

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8 
12 

15 
1 

18 
10 
17 

15 
10 
2 
15 

5 
17 

1 
15 

2 
19 
12 
17 

7 



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11 
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38 

44 

67 
73 

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57 
4 

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11 

3 

18 
15 



6 

13 

18 

12 


I) 


MIncy, Richard 














Morgan, William 














Mosely, Edward 




6 










Norcomb, John 












Norfleet, Edward 












11 


Outlaw, Ralph 














Orrendal. Edward 














Odum, Moses (In part) 














Odum, Aaron 














Odnm, Sarah (In part) 














Pearsy, William 














Penrh'e, Thomas 














Pelrce, Thomas 














Petit, Francis 














Powel, William 












lOM, 


Powel, Robert 














Parker, William 














Privet, Jacob 














Parker, John 














Parker, Joseph, Jun 














Parker, Joseph, Senr 














Paget, Samuel 














Paget, James 














Porter, Edmund 














Paget, Samuel 












3 


Pagb, Daniel 














Parker, Richard 


2% 


2 











Rice, John 










Rountree, Ann 












Rountree, Thomas 












Rogers, Robt., Sen., (In pt)... 














Rogers, Robert, Jun., (In pt.). 














Rountree, Moses 












Rountree, Jethro 














Raddas, Jos 














Rountree, Francis 


























11% 


Robinson, Humphrey 


6 


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10 
8 
3 


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9 


7 


Spyvey, Benjamin 














Smatt, Benjamin 




6 
2 










Sadler, Bleanour 












Simpson, Benjainln 












Spy vy, Jacob 














Spyvy, Thomas, Senr 














StalUan, Gregory 














Skeeler, Edward 














Standing, Edward 














Small, Joseph ....'. 












S)V4 


Speight, Francis (In part) 














Standing, William (In pt.) 














Speight, William 














Sumner, John 














Smith. Thomas 














Speight, Thomas 














Sumner, James 














Snowden, Thomas 














Spyvy, John 














Sheppard, Stephen 












2% 


Spyvy, Joshua 














Spyvy, James 


2% 


2 











Sutton, Thomas 










Snell, Robert 














Thompson, William 














Truelove, Elizabeth 














Tyner, Harris 














Trottman, Edward 














Van. William 












t 2 

-Tjl7 




Vail, Jeremy 














Ward, John 




























- 


IV. 



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CHOWAN PRECINCT— Continued. 



BY WHOM PAID. 


No. of 
Years 
Paid. 


No. 

of 

Acres. 


Quit 
Rent 
Res'd. 


Am't in 
Sterling 
Money. 


Currency 
at Seven 
for One 


Total 

of 

Currency. 


Ward, Thomas 




100 

89 

325 

100 

eoo 

135 
94 
880 
200 
100 

450 


Shlll: 


£ 


S 


D 


£ 
1 
1 
5 
1 

10 
2 
1 

16 
3 
1 

1 
1 

11 
9 
8 
1 
1 

27 
1 
7 

40 


S 
15 

4 
13 
15 
10 

7 
12 

8 
10 
15 

~2 
6 
4 
9 

10 
6 
7 
7 

15 


1 


D. 



6 

9 





1^ 






£ 
46 

110 


S 
11 

10 


D 


Walton, William 














Walton. Thomas 














Ward Michael 














Wallls, Thomas 














White, Luke 














Wells, Francis 














Ward, James 














Wallls. John 














Winsate. Marv 


























5% 


Williams, Nathaniel, (pt.).... 



3 



11 
8 

10 
8 



6 


Weston, William 




300 


6 










Wllklns, John 




640 

540 

489 

75 

79 

1563 

400 

850 


2 










Wilson. William 












Williams. Isaac 














White, George 














Westbere, Charles 














Woodward, Samuel 














Ditto '. 




6 
2 










Williams. Samuel (in oart)... 










































5 










•1417 


4 


2 



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Db. 



THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. 



Cb. 



1886. 



Bterliug Money. 



Currency Money at 
Seven for One 



To Cash jMitd his Excel ly Gabriel John- 
ston, Bsqr., Governor, one fifth part of 
his Sallery due the 24th June last at 
£1,000 Sterling per Ann 

To Ditto in hand for the use of the Right 
Honble. Horatio Walpole, Esq., Audi- 
tor General for his Sallery to the 24th 
June last 

To paid the Honble. William Smith, 
Esq., one-fifth part of his Sallery as 
Chief Justice to the 24th June last 

To Ditto for part of his Sallery as Chief 
Baron of the Exchequer 

To Ditto for his part of holding nine 
Courts of Oyer and Terminer 

To Ditto paid Nath'l Rice, Esqr., for one- 
fifth part of his Sallery due the 24th 
June last as Secretary 

To Ditto for his Sallery as Clerk of the 
Crown 

To Ditto for his part for holding nine 
Courts of Oyer and Terminer 

To John Montgomery, Esqr., one-fifth 
part of his Sallery as Attorney Genl. 
to the 24th June 

To Ditto for his part of holding nine 
Courts of Oyer and Terminer 

To Robert Hatton, Esqr. provost Marshal 
for Do 

To Ditto paid Thos. Wardroper, Esqr., 
Surveyor Genl. for part of his Sallery 
t6 the 24th June last 

To an allowance made the Assistant Re- 
ceiver by order of Council @ 5 Pr. Cent. 

To Commission at 10 Pr. Cent 

Ballance in my hands 



429 

U5 

<» 
25 

40 

<» 
22 
27 

78 
27 

40 



59 
118 



£1112 
69 



£1182 



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18 
00 
10 

18 
16 
00 

1 

00 
10 



4 
16 



9% 

00 

5 

6 

00 

5 

7 

00 

00 
00 
00 

10% 



9008 

805 

447 
175 
288 

447 
159 
189 

511 
189 
288 

50 

418 
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9 

8% 



£7785 
488 



0% 



£8274 



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8 

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10 

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10 

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1715. 



Sterling Money. 



Currency Money at 
Seven for One. 



By Cash received for 2 years and a half 
arrears of Quit Rents for Albemarle 
County as follows: 

Bertie Precinct 

Edgecombe Precinct 

Tyrrel Precinct 

Currituck Precinct 

Pasquotank Precinct 

Perquimons Precinct 

Chowan Precinct 



£ 423 

58 

88 

55 

158 

196 

202 



£1182 



7 

7 

1 

14 

00 

00 

9 



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8 

7% 

k 

00% 



£2963 

408 

616 

390 

1106 

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11 
00 

3 
00 

4 



1 

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2Vj 
10% 
10% 

6 

2 



8% 



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NORTH CAROLINA— 29 September, 1785. 
Errors Excepted. ELEAZER ALLEN. 
The following akb Quitrbnts of the 2^ Years faym'tb which ^was rkc'd 

SINCE YE OTH'K ACCT WAS MADE UP. 



BY WHOM PAID. 



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AdainH. Mathew 

Browney. John 

Girkiu, Zarbnry 

Holt, Edward 

Hawkins, BllzMboth (In part) 

Leary, Richard . . .' 

(iOng, MoHes 

Long, Giles 

Middolton, Henry 

Mlddleton, John 

The Holrs of Capt. John Powel.. 

Smith, James 

Snell, Roger, Junr 

Wyley, James (In part) 

Brown, John 

Deavenport, John 

Garret, John 

Garret, Daniel 



120 
250 
GO 
640 
860 
600 
200 
150 
100 
170 
450 
100 
200 
100 



Tennet, John 

Long, James 

Long, John 

Heirs of Capt. Powell. 
Wyley, James 



2 
4 
1 

11 
6 

10 
3 
2 
1 
2 
7 
1 
3 
1 


1 
8 



64 
2 


1 





2 

7 

1 

4 

16 

10 

10 

12 

15 

19 



15 

10 

10 

7 

14 

2 

2 




6 
. 4 

6 


6 






6 

6 




18 
6 
6 


17 
5 



10 
3 


6 




11 



From the Treasury Chambers, Whitehall. 

Removed to the Public Record Office. 

(W. L.) 



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THE SPANISH ALARM— 1747-48. 



To the Sheriff of New Hanover County or the Gaoler of the publick 
Gaol — Greeting : 

I send you herewith the bodys of Juan Gudemis, 
Manuel Rodrigues, Juan Deiadis, Gudzlexis Del Rosario, who were 
brought before me by Capt John Shippe, who deposeth on Oath 
that he was Chief Mate of the Schooner Sarah, Robert Graves Mas- 
ter, from the Bay of Honduras and bound to Boston in New Eng^ 
land, and that in the Latitude of 30 degrees 76 minutes Long., on 
the 10th of this Inst January, he was taken by two Spanish Priva- 
teers, Capt Besent & Lomann Sixteen tun Carreage Guns & that 
they took the Capt on board the privateer with two of the men 
belong to their schooner and left him with one foremast man on 
board & put the above sd Spaniards with them with orders to follow 
the privateers and that they having no instrument on board or pro- 
visions, the above sd. Spaniards surrendered themselves with the 
vessel to him to carry her into the first Port he could gett into and 
that he brought her into Bear Inlett You are safely to keep the 
sd persons till they Can be Carried in a Flagg of Truce to some Span- 
ish Port, and for you so doing this shall be your Warrant Given 
under my hand, character and seal this 26th day of Janty, 1747. 

EDWARD WARD, J. P. 

I do hereby Authorize and Depute John or Arthur Averitt to take 
the within mentioned prisoners into his custody & Deliver them to 
the Sheriff or Gaoler at Wilmington. Given under my hand this 
26 Jany, 1747. 

EDWARD WARD. 



Cabteeet County. 

List of Soldiers in the Regiment under the Command of Col. 
Thomas Lovick who Appeared by Sundry Alarms & By Summon, 
To Attack and Keep of the Enemy, &c., Who had Invaded the Town 
of Beaufort and Harbour Adjacent 

June 14th, 1747. 



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2 days. 



MsN ON Duty at Town and on the banks, when the Enemy lay 
IN THE Bay & HAD Taken Several Vessels — 

Gapt Charles Cogdell 

Dayid Shepard 

Dedefick Oibble 

SamL Negas 

Wm. Cole 

DanL Everett 

Wm. Dennis 

Peter Piver 

Geo. Read, Clk. Regiment 

DanL Rees 

Xewel Bell 

Geo. Neithercott 

Thos. Austin, Senr 

18 Men is 26 days. 

August 26. Men on Duty when the Town was Taken : 

Maj. Enoch Ward 

Edw. Fuller, Lieut 

John Shaeklef ord, Ensn. 

Joseph Moras, Sergt 

Geo. Bell, Sergt 

Thoe. Canaday, Sergt 

John Williston 

Eichd. Ward 

Joeeph Pulf ord 

BofisBeU 

Edwd. Simpson ^ 3 days. 

John Bele 

Comd Canaday 

John Nelson 

Joseph Davis 

Danl. Ross 

Thos. Gillikin 

Thoe. Gillikin, Junr. 

John McDoell 

Valentine Ward 

Timo. Merryhew 

Qeo. Neithercott 



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NeweU Bell 
Willm. Beusn 
Richd. Thompson 
Ambrs. Jones 
Saml. Whitehurst 
Rich. Williamson 
Andrew Adams 
Elias Nelson 
Nathnl. Hancock 
Joshua Simpson 
Benja. Guthrie 
Thos. Willistons 
Richd. Canaday 
Cornelius Simpson 
Wm. Owen 
Jonas Weeks 
John Simpson 
Jos. Fulford, Jun. 
Robt Polk 
Saml. Howland 
Richd. Gabriel 
John Arthur 
Benja. Hancock 
Wm. Cole 
Deder Gibble 
Resolve Waldron 
John Shackleford 
Willm. Roberts 
Peter Piver 
John Williamson 
Edwd. Shepherd. 

53 men is 



>- 3 days. 



169 days. 



Richd. Cc^dell, Ensign 
Geo. Read, Clk. Regimt 
Wm. Dennis 
Thos. Austin, Jun. 
Lewis Welsh 

5 Men is 

Total of 58 Men is 



5 days. 



164 days. 



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September 1, 1747. 

Majr. Enoch Ward 
Capn. Chafi. Cogdell 
Rich. Cogdelly Ensign 
Geo. Ready Clk. R^mt 
Wm. Cole 
Danl. Rees 
Wm. Bum 
Timo. Merryhew 
Edwd. Sheperd 
Dederick Gibble 
Geo. Cogdell 
Geo. Neithercott 
Mickl. Pacquinett 

13 Men at 5 days each 

Joseph Fnlford, Junr 
Wm. Dennis 
John Bell 

8 Men at 4 days each 

NeweU Bell 
Richd. Thompson 
2 Men 2 days each 

Stembr. ye 10th. 

Cap. Chas. Cogdell 
Richd. Cogdell, Ens. 
Geo. Read, Clk. Regimt 
Thos. Canaday, Sergt 
Joseph Morss, Sergt 
Thos. Austin, Junr. 
Tobe Meders . 
John Cogdell 
Richd. Canaday 
John Mcdoell 
David Lewis 
David Sheppard 
Willm. Taylor 
Laughlin Quin 
John Roberts 



6 days. 



65 days. 



4 days. 



12 days. 



4 days. 



6 days. 



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DanL Catholick. 
David Hicks 
Wm. Owin 
Maddock Wharton 
John Brown 
Isaac Parker 
Daniel Everitt 
Wm. Dennis 
NueD BeU 

Thomas Austin, Senr. 
DanL Sees 
Wm. Cole 
Doderick Gibble 
Timo. Merrihew 
Edwd. Shepard 
James Woodland 
Peter Piver 
Thos. Love 
Wm. Roberts 
Joshua Nash 

35 Men 6 days Each 

John BeU 

James Bell, Junr. 

Saml. Negus 

Benja. Small & his son 

Eph. Chadwick 

6 Men at 4 days Each 

Total 41 Men is 

Edwd Fuller, Lieut 
John Williston, Sergt 
Joseph Fulf ord 
Richd. Ward 
Geo. Cogdell 
Ross Bell 
Edwd. Simpson 
Joseph Davis 
Thos. Gillikin 
Thos. Gillikin, Junr. 



6 days. 



210 days. 



4 days. 



24 days. 
234 days. 



2 days. 



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Valentine Ward 
Richd. Thompson 
Samuel Witherst 
Richd. Williamson 
Andrew Adams 
NatL Hancock 
Joshua Simpson 
Benja. Guthrie 
Thos. Williston 
Cornel Simpson 
Jonus Weeks 
Robert Potts 
Saml. Howland 
Richd. Gabriel 
Ambrose Jones 
Benja. Hancock 
Wm, Seven 

27 Men 2 days each 

No. of Days pr. List : 
CoL Thos. Lovick 



Total Sum 

Officers' Time: 

CoL Thos. Lovick 
Maj. Enoch Ward 
Capt Chas. Cogdell 

2 days. Edwd. Fuller, Liet 

Richd. CogdeU, Ensign 
John Shackleford, Ensign 

Serjants : 

Joseph Morss 

Geo. Bell 

Thos. Canaday 

John Williston 

Geo. Read, Clk. Regimt 

Total Officers 



2 days. 



54 days. 





16 








26 








164 








81 








234 








54 








575 




16 


£10 








8 


4 








13 


4 17 


6 


5 


1 


5 





12 


2 


14 





3 





13 


6 


9 


£1 


16 





3 





12 





9 


1 


16 





6 


1 








14 


2 


2 





97 


£30 


16 









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Private Men, Common Soldiers, Time 478 days 71 14 

Powder Proclamation 16 



Amt of Powder 

CoL Thoe. Lovick 5 pounds. 

Richard Cc^dell 1 pound. 



£103 6 



Received on board the Sloop Johnston, myself Master, bound from 
hence as a flag of Truce to St Augustine from Lewis DeRosset, 
Sheriff of New Hanover County, fourteen Spanish Prisoners, Viz: 
Capt Pedro, Domingo Lopes, Pedro Lopes, Francisco Estrada, 
Antonio Estrada, Francisco Rabaro, Juan Emandez, Angelo Rivero, 
Jose Ruis, Antonio Benouro, Pablo Megias, Michael Peres, 
Garcio and Jose Rivero to be delivered unto the Gov. or Commander 
in Chief at St Augustine for the King of Spain. 

Rec'd Jany 27th, 1748. , 

GEO. SMITH. 



Dr. The Publick to Wm. Moore. 
1748 

September 6. To 1500 Nt Beef supply'd in time Spanish 

Invasion at 12pw £ 75 

To Maintenance & Imprisoning Ten Span- 
ish Negroes 12 days at 10s each p. day 60 
To a Gun burst in time of Action Cost 80 



£215 



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The Publick of North Carolina to John Walker, Dr. 

For Rashons supplied the Detachment under the Command of 
Gl. Waddel, Vizt: 
June 25 To 12 Eaahons to the General 

26 12 Ditto 

27 12 Ditto 

28 12 Ditto 

29 12 Ditto 

30 12 Ditto 
July 1 12 Ditto 

2 12 Ditto 

3 12 Ditto— 120 @8d 4 
To Rashons to Coll. Moore from the 25 June to 

9 July, 616 Rashons @8d 20 10 8 

To Ditto to Coll. Schaw to 6 July, 396 

Rashons @8d 13 4 

To Ditto Cap. Farquard Campbell to the 4th July, 

367Rashs. @8d 12 4 8 

To Coll. Spencer to June 29th, 90 Rashs @8d 3 

To Waggoners to July 6th, 110 Rasns 3 13 4 



£ 56 12 8 



NoETii Cakolina: These are to certify that T, the Subscriber, 
Did Press in Craven County a Barrel of Pork from Martin Franks 
for his Majesty's Service being for acct of an Expedition, against 
the Spaniards, likewise gave & Reed to Coll. George Roberts for the 
Same. 

Dated this 22 March, 1741. 

EVEN JONES. 

Feb. 29, 1742. 

The within Claim was allowed to Mr. Martin Franks £ 12 



1748 The Publick to Josa: Toomer, Dr. 

November 21. To 14 Days Dyeting of 3 Spaniards yt 

Camo from New Bern @7s 6 P Day Each £ 15 15 

JOSHUA TOOMER. 
Proven upon oath before me 
at Brunswick, 27 Feb., 1748. 

John Sampson. 



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A LIST OF THE VOLUNTEERS & DRAFTS RAIS'D IN 
MARTIN FOR THE PRESENT EXPEDITION. 



Volunteers. 

Thomas Watson 
Joseph Reading 
Joseph Lee 
Needom Bryan 
John Parker 
Ezekiel Moore 
Christopher Hynds 
John Garrett 
Jesse Staten 
John Daives 
Joseph Cooper 
James Morsley 
Joseph Taylor 
Benjn. Cippin 
Mariimi Manning 
Edwd. Mizell 
David Everitt 
Benj. Hardison 
Lorton Cooper 
David Hinson 
John Manning 
David Caraway 
Simon Daniel 
John Redditt, Junr. 
Wm. Dew 
Thos. Williams 
Bendy Manning 
Jonathan Cherry 
John Summit 
Jacob Morris 
Martin Joyce 
Abraham Johnston 
Ephraim Coward 
Wm, Purvis 
Isaac Boyt 



Drafts. 

Samuel' Moore 
John Cross 
John Bonner 
Joshua Hodges 
Wm. Whitfield 
Willis Whitfield 
Wm. Turlington 
Wm. Suanner 
Saml. Smithwick 
Ephraim Wyatte 
Elijah Price 
James Brumfield 
John Harrel 
Henry Bate 
Joseph Hinson Warren 
Saml. Willard 
James Robason 
Swain Daniel 
George Ethingham 
John Hynde 
Wm. Blackwell. 



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Jonas Wood 

Stephen Oiiterbridge 

Ebenezer Slade. 

KENNETH McKENZIE. 



Sept 23d. The Province of North Carolina to Samll Green, Dr. 

1748. 
To medicines, dressing, diet, attendance of the following Spanish 
Prisoners (Taken at Brunswick, in Cape Fear River) By order 
of Major John Swann, Capt. Thomas Jones, Adjutant David 
Lindsay, and Lewis DeRosset, Sheriff, viz. : 
To medicines, Dressing and cure of John DeSalis, whosf- £ S. D. 
face, ears, neck and back of both hands was burned with 
gan powder when the Spanish sloop blew up, from Sept. 

12th to 19th, Inclusive. : . . . 5 

To house room, diet, attendance, &c.. Eight Days 4 

To medicines and Dressing of Joseph Sallad, being blown 
up in the same sloop, whose face, ears, neck, breast, belly 
and both legs quite round and deep from knee to ankle, 
very much burned, as also both hands, very deep, taking ^ 
at least one hour every day to Dress him, whose cure T 
believe will be compleated about the Last of September, 
Inst The number of Dressings, one from Septr. 12 to 

the 30ih, Inclusive 30 

To diet, house room, attendance, &c., twenty days 12 

To one Senitive Mixture, being Exceeding Costlie 1 

To medicines and Dressing of Francisco De Strades, of a 
Gun Shot wound, the Ball entering on the fore part of 
the right shoulder, going under the Blade and lodging 
near ye Right Kidney, from Sept 8th, whose cure I be- 
lieve will be perfected about the 2d of October next, in 

all 24 Dressings 18 

To Diet, house room, attendance 24 days 14 

To Medicines and Dressing of Francisco Navaros of a Gun 
Shot Wound, the Ball entering on the fore part of the 
ri^t shoulder and going under the blade, lodges at ye 
^er part very deep, whose cure T believe will be com- 
pleated about ye 2nd of Sept, in all 24 days 18 



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To diet, House room, Attendance, &c., 24 Days 14 

To Medicines and twice Dressing of Francisco Fomiadas, 

having Eight large wounds upon his head and neck .... 4 

To Francisco Gonsallis, being sick — 

To a large pectoral Electuary, 12 doses 4 

To two suppurating Cataplasms 2 

To Emolient Ointment 10 

To diet, Nursing, &c., 22 days 12 

To Medicines sent to the Hon'ble Roger Moores, Esq., for 

two Spaniards burned very much when the sloop blew up 5 



£143 10 
Per SAM'LL GREEN. 
Wilmington, Sept 23d, 1748. 

This Day, being ye 24th of Septr., 1748, appeared before Rufus 
Marsden, one of the Justices for keeping the Peace of the County 
of New Hanover, Doct'r Samuel Green, and made Oath on the Holy 
Evangelist that the said Sam'l Green was employed as above and 
within mentioned, and that the above and within charge is no more 
than he usually charges, and that the above and within account is 
true in every part and particular. 

SAM'LL GREEN. 

Sworn to before me, the 24 Sept, 1748. 

RUFUS MARSDEN. 

The Publick, to William Carver, Dr. £ S. D. 

1748. 

15 Jan'y, To Victuling 7 Spaniards, 23 Days, @ 5s p. 

Day, Each Spaniard, old Tennor 40 5 

18 To Victuling 10 Do. 3 Days, @ 5s 7 10 

22 To Victuling 12 Do. 4 Days, @ 5s 12 



£59 15 
N. Carolina. 

John Hutchinson made oath Before me, Rufus Marsden, a Jus- 
tice of the peace for the County of New Hanover, That the above 
acc't is True & Just. 

Wilmington, the 4 March, 1748. 

Sworn to before Rufus Marsden. 



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A LIST OF NORTHAMPTON RIDGMENT. 

John Dawson, Colo 

John Edwards, Lieut-Colo 

James Manney, Major. Dead 

John Moore, Capt De^d Roanoke 05 

Thomas Bradford, Leiut't 

William Avent, Insoign, & two 

Corpralls & four Seargents. . . . 

Samuel Cottin, Captain Roanoke 112 

Arthur Cottin, Taeut 

Thomas Cottin, Insoign 

Two Corpralls & four Searjents. . 

William Short, Capt Roanoke 59 

Thomas Barrett^ Lieut't 

John Short, Insoign. 

Two Corpralls & four Searjents. . 

William Bennett, Capt Moved Roanoke 101 

William Boddie, Lieut't 

William Bennett, Insoign 

Two Corpralls & four Searjents. . 

John Deberry, Capt. Refuses to Act Meherren 115 

James Pacen, Lieut't 

Deberry, Insoign 

Two Corpralls & four Searjents. . 

John Dew, Capt Moved Meherrin 109 

Arthur Sherard, Lieut't 

William Tyner, Insoign 

Two Corpralls & four Searjents. . 

William Battle, Capt Meherrin Neck 85 

Joseph Brett, Lieut't 

Elisha Darden, Insoign 676 

Two Corpralls & four Searjents . . 

Captain William Short, Eldest in Commission, Rocominended for 
Major, in the stead of James Many, Deceased, and in Room of Such 
Captains as are Dead or Remov'd, their Leiutenants to Supply there 
places. 

Arms and Ammimitions from his Majesty's Stores, None, 
22—18 



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The Melitia of the s'd Ridgment are provided Cheifly with Gunns 
and Swords. Indian Nations, only one, called the Meherrins, and 
that Consisting of very few in Number. 

A True and Perfect Return of the Ridgment of Northampton 
County. By me, 

JOHN DAWSON, CoUo'L 



A LIST FOR THE YEAR 1748. 

A list of all the Men that are Obliged by Law to bear Arms in the 
Company whereof John Ashe is Appointed Capt., together with the 
Number of days Each Man attended at the late Alarm. 

DAYS. £ S. I>. 

Officers SamT Ashe, Lieutenant — .7 1 4 

Thom's Merrick Ensign 7 1 11 6 

Rich'd Scott 7 180 

Frans. Alexander Sergeants 7 18 

Chris'n Dudley 7 18 

A. Joseph Alexander 6 8 6 6 

Ezekiel Alexander 7 2 12 6 

£10 18 O 

Peter Batson 6 

B. Thomas Batson 6 

Luke Bowen 6 

David Bowen 

Stokely Bishop 4 

Greier Bishop 7 

Thomas Cunningham 7 

John Costen 4 

C. Roland Crocker 7 

Timothy Craven 

Stephen Costen 

Peter Costen 7 

Thomas Deiton 6 

Thomas Dixson ,.,,,,, 6 



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D. Francis Dixson 2 

William Dixson 

Ralph Doe 2 

Samuel Doe 6 

E. Richard Earie 7 

F. Isaac Fans 7 

John Frazier 6 

Andrew Fabin 6 

Daniel Fling 7 

O. Jeremiah Griffith 

Benjamin Gurley 3 

H. Stephen Hawkins 6 

John Henesey 7 

Jcim Howard 

J. David Jameson 7 

L CameUns Larcy 7 

Michael Louber ... 1 7 

Michael Louber, Jun 7 

M. Thomas McClamey 7 

John McClamey 6 

William Morris 4 

James Morris 7 

Solomon Morris 7 

WilUam Mitchel 7 

Caleb Mason 6 

Morgan Morgan 

N. William Nichols 3 

Thomas Nixson 

Robert Nixson 7 

Thomas Nixson, Jun 6 

Moigan Nixson 6 

Joshua Nixson 3 

P. Richard Player 6 

Richard Preist 7 

Joseph Price 

a Oswell Sill 7 

William Swann 4 

Henry Scibbo 6 

Woodman Siidbuiy .,,...,., 3 



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James Sudbury 

John Stokely 2 

Thomas Stokely 7 

Capewell Stokely • 3 

T. Soloman Townsend 7 

Thomas Townsend 

W. David Williams 7 

John Wharton 4 

George Wild 



Cape Feab^ 

N. Hanoveb County, 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Publick Dr. to Joseph Blake: 

For Sundry Ferryages of Men & Horses over & back again my 
Ferry, on accompt of the Spaniardses Landing and plundering 
Brunswick, and ferrying sundry Messengers backwards & forwards 
on said acc't, vist : 

1748. 
Sept. 5th, To ferrying 35 Men & Horses — 
Sept. 6th, To ditto 40 Do- 
Sept 7th, To ditto 60 Do- 
Sept 8th, To ditto 20 Do- 
Sept 9th, To ditto 18 Do- 
Sept 10th, To ditto 15 Do— 

188 Men & Horses @ Proclara'l money £ 3 15 2 

Sept. 11th and 12th, To Ferrying the above Men & Horses 

at their return from Town, going to their several Homes. 3 15 2 



£7 10 4 



N. B. Each ferriage at 3s. old currency P. Man & Horse is P. 
money. 

JOS: BLAKE. 



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The Pnblick to William Dry, in the time of the Spanish AUarm at 
Brunawick : 

1748, Sept 8th— 

To Cash paid William Simpson for Beef & other Provis- 
ions for the Men £ 40 6 

To William Gradey, for Ditto 17 7 6 

To William Ross for Cash gave the Express to Chas. 

Tom 1 5 

To Ralph Bugnion for 2 Dollars & 6 Bitts gave Do. ... 6 5 

Sept 6th— 

To Cash paid for Powder & Ball for the Men 7 

To John Davis for 3 galls. Rum 9 

To a negro Fellow, cost me to George Ronalds £45 Ster- 
ling, which was kilFd by accident in assisting in the 

Allarm , 450 

Sept 8th— 

To Fort Johnston for Beef, Pork and Rice for 40 people 

2 Days & half 25 

Sept. 10th— 

To Cash paid sundry Sailors & for Burying the Dead 

Spaniards 10 

Sept 12th^ 

To Cash paid sailors for assisting to gett the Gims & 

anchors, &c., on shear out of the wreck & for Boat Hire 30 

To ditto paid a second time to men 5 

To Rum & Sugar bo't of Corp. Starkett for tiie Men in 

getting the things on shoar 20 

To 1 Barril Beef & 4 Bushels Com to the People getting 

the sails & other things on shoar, &c 16 0. 

To a Pettiangood & three negroes 4 days assisting 20 

Old tenour . £657 3 6 

To 1 pair Pistols had of John Moore, which were Lost. . 15 

£672 3 6 

Brunswick, September 4th, 1751. 

Errors Excepted. P. WILL'M DRY. 



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The Pnblick To William Dry, by Order of Eleazer Allen, Edward 
Mosely, Roger Moore and William Forbes, Esq'rs, and The 
Commissioners appointed for takeing oare of the Rivers against 
Allarms: 

To William Lithgow for 50w. Powder and 25w. Bullets, 

at two DiflFerent times in Allarms, @ 26s. & 48., is. . .£ 76 

To Edward Simpson for 6w. Powder & 20w. Bullets 14 

1744, June— 
To William Ross, for sundrys, vizt: 

12 Indian Trading Guns, @ £10 120 

11 Cartooch Boxes, @ 37s. 6d 20 12 6 

6w. Gun Powder, @ 25s 7 10 

6 Outlashee, @ 60s 16 

2 Doz'n Gun Flints 1 

1744, June 26— 

To Edward Simpson for sundrys, Vizt : - 

12 Guns @ £16 180 

12 Cutlasses @ 60s 36 

12 Cartridge Boxes @ 25s 15 

12 Powder Flasks @ 25s 15 

Old Tenour £499 2 6 

The above acc't I have been obliged to pay above six years past 

Brunswick, Septem'r 4th, 1751. 

Errors Excepted. P. WILL'M DRY. 



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THE PUBLICK TO DA VIES & MACKENZIE, DR. 

1748, Sept. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11— 
For Simdrys Do in an Alarum, Vizt. : 

180w. Gun Powder, @ 258 £162 10 £130 

300w. Bulletts & Shotts, @ 48. 6d. . . 67 10 60 

1,500 flints, @ 508 37 10 18 15 

500 flour, @ £8, &c 40 40 

8w. Candles, @ 78. 6d 3 2 8 

10 Cheeses, @ 258 12 10 12 10 

2,685w. Beef & cooking included, @ Is 134 5 134 9 
Jelle — 6 Negroes, to gett Wood, Bake 

and Cook 

1 Lanthom 3 10 3 10 

82w. Butter, @ sub. 158 8 15 8 15 

14 Gall's Rum & Wine, @ 608 42 0' 35 

Salt, at sundry times 5 5 

6 Quire paper, @ 10s 3 3 

4% Bushells Com, @ 30s 6 15 6 15 

4 Guns, Bursted, @ £10 40 20 

8 Good Guns, Lost, (a; £20 160 96 

8 Cutlasses, Lost, @ £5 40 32 

12 Cartouch Boxes, do, @ 408 24 18 

Sundry Guns, Cutlasses, &c.. Dam- 
aged, by Estimation 50 10 

To Sundrys Supplied at a former 

Damage done 50 

Alarum & Sund'y £685 1'8 

New Hanovee County — ss. 

Came before me, John Sampson, one of his Majesties Justices, 
Assigned to keep the peace for the County afores'd, Mr. Ira F. 
Davies, who maketh Oath on the Holy Evangelist that the above 

Aoco't Amounts to Nine Ilimdred & Seventy Pounds five Shillings, 
Old Currency, Is Just and True. 

DAVIES & McKENZIE. 
Sworn to before me: 

JOHN SAMPSON. 



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LIST OF MEN IN THE SPANISH ALLARM UNDER THE 

COMMAND OF WILLIAM DRY, AND HOW MANY 

DAYS EACH MAN WAS ON DUTY. 



No. Days. 

1 Schenck J. Moore, Lieut. 16 

2 William Moore Ensign. . 6 

3 Edward Wingate, Sergt. 6 

4 Samuel Jarvis 4 

5 John Jane 6 

6 Corns. Harnett 6 

7 John Wright 4 

8 Duncan Cowen 5 

9 John Davis, Junr 6 

10 Jftmes Moore 6 

11 John Moore 6 

12 Francis Rhodes 5 

13 Burges White 5 

14 William Walters 4 

15 Joseph AVatters 4 

16 John Watters 4 

17 John Gibbes 4 

18 George Gibbes 4 

19 Eleanor Allen 4 

20 James Haseli, Junr 6 

21 John Potter 6 

22 Myles Potter '6 

23 Harison Lewis 6 

24 William Lewis 6 

25 Joseph Lewis 6 

26 James Lewis 6 

27 John Blake 6 

28 Berringer Moore 6 

29 Maurice Moore, Senr. ... 6 

30 Edward Wingate, Junr. . 6 

31 John Wingate 6 

32 Edward Porter 6 

33 John Daniels 5 

34 John Simmons 6 



No. Days. 

35 Jacob Simmons 5 

36 Francis Thomas 6 

37 Soloman Ogden 4 

38 Isaac Ogden 4 

39 John Hall 4 

40 Simon Howard 4 

41 Hope Williss 6 

42 George Nicholass 6 

43 Edward Pemberton 6 

44 Peter Lord 6 

45 William Lord 6 

46 Christopher Cain 6 

47 George Richardson 6 

48 John Wooldrick 6 

49 Thomas Fletcher 6 

50 William Davis 6 

51 Benj'n Morrison 5 

52 William Simpson, Senr. . 6 

53 Edward Simpson 6' 

54 William Gradey 6 

55 Henry Bosheer 4 

56 Thomas White 4 

57 Henry Simmons 4 

58 John Grange 4 

59 John Lucas 4 

60 John Bell 6 

61 Thomas Bell 4 

62 James Bell 4 

63 John Sullivant 4 

64 Henry Shaw 6 

65 James Galloway 6 

66 John Leay 6 

67 Thomas Davis 6 



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A LIST OF CAPT. SAMEL COBRIN'S COMPANY. 



Samel Cobrin, Captain. 
Thomas Betty, Lieutenant 
John Kiiykendall, Insin. 
Hendry Tonston, Sergen. 
George Ileger, Sergen. 
Abraham Kuykendall, Corperl. 
Adam Dick, Corpillr. 

No. 

Robart Leeper 1 

Robart Patrick 2 

William Hendry 3 

Andrew McNab 4 

Phillip Rndisill, Corpil. 

James Kuykendall 5 

Peter Kuykendall 6 

William Hagirty 7 

Andrew Ilemton 8 

John Moore 9 

William Moore 10 

William Aldeare 11 

Thomas Stone 12 

John Langham 13 

George Rutlege 14 

William Gleghom . . <r 16 

Samel Willson 16 

John Nelson 17 

Thomas Ranils 18 

Richard Ranils 19 

David Stanley 20 



No. 

John Watkins 21 

Charles McFeeters 22 

Edward Hogin 23 

Robert Brank 24 

Frederick Hambright 25 

Hendry Richards 26 

Peterer Hoyl 27 

Peter Bumgardnor 28 

Peter Oyster 29 

Peter Club 30 

Michel Rudeseele 31 

William Heger 32 

Solomon Harper 33 

Hendry Sides 34 

Jacob Forney 35 

Boston Bett 36 

Lenard Kilen 37 

John Rorite 38 

John Camp 39 

William Rachford 40 

Felty Taliner 41 

John Limerman 42 

Cristin Limerman 43 

Watson Ferol, Juner 44 

Watson Ferol, Senor 45 

Joseph Green 46 

Peter Eaker 47 

Adam Sides 48 



A LIST OF YOUNG MEN. 



No. 

John Tuf tis 1 

John Armstrong 2 

William Armstrong 3' 

John Doughart 4 

John Kilen 5 



No. 

John Richman 6 

Jacob Hoyl 7 

Joseph Seler 8 

William Little 9 

Archibald Little 10 



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No. 

William Patrick 11 

John Patrick 12 

Michel Oyster 13 

William Froneberry 14 

Peter Biimgamor 15 

Thomas Warwick 16 

James Moore 17 

Isaac Cobren 18 

Adam Dick 19 



No. 

Jacob Limermon 20 

Cristel Eaker 21 

Michel Selor 22 

John Dick 23 

Hendry Ramsour 24 

Capt Coburn. 

Man'ied men 48 

Young men 30 

Guns wanting 18 



A LIST OP CAPT. JOHN SHEARRARD COMPANY. 



William Fort, left Temiant. 
John Peacock, Insine. 
Thomas Woodard, Sergant 
John Barefoot, Sergant. 
Jacob Bardin, Sergant 



No. 
1 
2 



Jones Cook 

William A. Cock 

Ormerger Haul 3 

John Newsum 4 

Jese Pitman 5 

John Peacock 6 

Peter Peack 7 

William Linch 8 

Benja. Alford 9 

William Alford 10 

Jese Bardin 11 

Soloman Person 12 

Thomas Branch 13 

Daniel Lofley 14 

Moses Branch 15 

Thomas Caraway 16 

Thomas Prise 17 

Nathan Prise 18 

William Jones 19 



No. 

Jobe Rowly 20 

Robert Sherrard 21 

Simon Sherrard 22 

William Radford 23 

Daniel Conner 24 

Thomas Bennet 26 

John Rowel 26 

John Wearrel, Sener 27 

Richard Warrel 28 

John Warrel, Juner 29 

Vann Hilbem 30 

John Eastterlin 31 

Moses Johnson 32 

Samuel Peacock 33 

William Hubard 34 

William Starling 36 

Leavel Watkins 36 

John Taylor 37 

Soloman Rouse 38 

Joab Spyve 39 

Thomas A. Cock 40 

John A. Cock 41 

Simon A. Cock 42 

Elisha Woodard 43 



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No. 

Thomas Woodard, Jun 44 

John Shearrard 45 

Benja. Sherrard 46 

Nathan Chance 47 

Richard Derdeno 48 

Daniel Powel 49 

John Barnes 60 

Samuel Barnes 61 

Benja. Barnes 62 

Charles A. Cock 63 

James Cannon 64 

John Haul 66 



No. 

Right Bass 56 

James Barefield 67 

William Cook 88 

Joel Ellis 59 

James Rasco 60 

John Derdeno, Sener 61 

John Derdeno, Juner 62 

Isaac Daniel 63 

John Daniel ; . 64 

Stephen Weaver 65 

Absalum Ellis 66 

William Williams 67 



A LIST OF WHAT MEN ATTENDED UPON THE ALARM 
AT WILMINGTON THE 4 SEP'R, 1748, BELONGING 
TO CAPT'N JOHN SAMPSON'S COMP'IE, & THE NUM- 
BER OF DAYS OF ATTENDANCE. 

Days Days com- 

No. Mew's Names. '" •^ * T"""'- £ S. D. 

town, going. 

1 John Sampson, Capt 7 7 2 12 6 

2 AUex. Lillington, Left 6 1 7 116 

3 Fred'k Gregg, Ensign 7 7 1 11 6 

4 John Miller, Sergt 6 3 8 112 

6 Lewis Powel, Sergt 5 3 8 112 

6 Henry Hollingsworth, Do 5 3 8 1 12 

7 Hugh McAlexMr, Corp 4 3 7 14 6 

8 John Dickson, Corp 4 2 6 110 

9 William Stuart, Corp 3 3 6 110 

10 John Taylor, Drummer 4 2 6 110 

11 James Williams 4 3 7 

12 RichM Thorp 4 3 7 £15 2 6 

13 Joseph Wilson 2 2 4 

14 John Jones 6 2 8 

16 Robert McRee 3 3 6 

16 John Smith 3 3 6 



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17 Samuel Gavin 4 

18 John Matchit 4 

19 James Cook 2 

20 John Williams 2 

21 William McLean 4 

22 Andrew McCoole ' 2 

23 John Sutch 4 

24 Anthony Williams 1 

25 David Murry 1 

26 Jas. Murry 1 

27 John Clark 1 

28 Robert Marro 4 

29 Geo. Miller 4 

30 Candrid Whitman 4 

31 James Murry 1 

32 John Pidcock 2 

33 Francis Brice 3 

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34 Geo. Alleyn 2 

35 William Thomas 1 

36 James WTieatly 4 

37 Daniel Love 4 

38 William Routledge 6 

39 Patrick Stuart 3 

40 William Houston 2 

41 Thos, Matchit 4 

42 David Shaghin . . 2 

43 Thos. Cumings 4 

44 Jas. Blogs 2 

45 Wm. Armstrong 3 

46 Sezor Hoskins 1 

47 Rich'd James 6 

48 Benjm. Fussell 6 

49 Sam Thiselwood 6 

50 John Showers 5 

51 Joseph Williams 2 

62 John Cumings 4 

63 William Savidge 4 

64 Oliftin Bowen 1 

66 Daniel Norriss 1 



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66 Wm. Morriss 4 2 6 

57 John Coock 3 2 5 

58 Manuel Bozer 2 2 2 

69 Francis Savidge 4 2 6 

60 Thos. Keenan 4 2 6 

61 Comiles Lawrey 6 1 7 

62 Joseph Carr 4 3 7 

63 Wm. Carr 3 3 7 

64 James Green 3 2 5 

65 John Brock 1 2 3 

66 Wm. Edwards 1 2 3 

67 Wm. Keenan 2 2 4 

68 Rich'd Bearfeild 1 3 4 

69 William Goodman 1 3 4 

70 Jonnathan Tiler 1 3 4 

71 Wm. Tayler 1 3' 4 

72 Thomas Tiler 1 3 4 

73 James Morris 1 3 4 

74 Neil Shoghin 1 2 3 

75 Benjn. Roads 1 2 3 

76 Henry Roads 1 2 3 

77 John Millington 1 2 3 

78 Laughlin Love 1 2 3 

79 Jas. Hall '. . . 1 2 3 

80 William Serjant 1 2 3 

81 Thos. Picket 1 2 3 

82 Isaac Tickpen 1 2 3 

83 Jacob Bony 4 2 6 

84 Timothy Murphy 4 2 6 

85 John Young 1 3 4 

86 Richd. James, Junr 5 1 6 

87 Robert Hoocks 1 2 3 

88 James Williams 4 2 6 

89 Archd. Houston 4 2 6 

90 William Pounds 5 2 7 

91 Henry Wells 1 2 3 

92 Zebl HoUingsworth 2 3 5 

93 Thos. Lee 1 2 3 

94 John Speer 2 3 6 



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95 Jamee Hollingsworth 2 3 5 

96 Jacob Hanchey 4 2 6 

97 Thofl. Roads 2 2 4 

98 Sam Thorp 2 2 4 

99 Fras. Clark 3 2 5 

100 Hugh Dickson 4 3 7 

101 Jacob Hanchy, Junr 4 2 6 

102 James Otterson 4 2 6 

103 James Wright 4 2 6 

104 Hezeciah Doan 1 3 4 

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Officers £ 15 2 6 

Men Proc Money. ' 115 7 



£130 9 6 



No. Carolina — "N". Hanoveb Co. 

To the Sheriff of "N". Hanover County, or his Deputy : . 

Whereas, I have received Information that six Spanish Prisoners 
taken at the Capes are now detain'd at Bnmswick; whom T have 
directed to be conveyed to Wilmington, and there detain'd, and there 
delivered into your Custody: 

These are in his Majesty's Name to require and Command you 
to receive the said Prisoners into your keeping; and to furnish them 
with convenient, as usual, till you shall receive further orders from 
me or his Majesty's Coimcil, how^ to dispose of them. And for so 
doing this shall be your Authority. Given under my hand and Seal 
the 14th day of July, 1748. 

NATHL. RTCE. 



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WILLS 

OF 

Gov. GABRIEL JOHXSTON. Col. THOMAS POLLOCK. 
Pkes. MATTHEW ROWAN. Gov. ARTHUR DOBBS. 



WILL OF GOV. GABRIEL JOHNSTON. 

(Recorded Copy.) 

IfoBTH Cabolina: 

In the iJame of Grod Amen, This is the last will and Testament of 
Gabriel Johnston, Esquire, Govenior of North Carolina : 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Dearest Wife Francos 
Johnston a Plantation called Possum Quarter, lying and being in 
Granville County. I also give and bequeath unto her anotlujr Plan- 
tation called Conahoe, with the Three Hundred Acres lying near it 
by Gainers Plantation, both in Tyrrel Countys ; together with a small 
Plantation lying on Salmon Creek in the County of Bertie, which 
I lately purchased of Lamb Hardy, to her & her Heirs for Ever. 
Item it is my Will that the said Frances Johnston shall at a Time 
she Shall Think proper and Convenient for her Own Interest and 
that of my Daughter, Purchase for her own Use, and in Order to 
Manage and Stock the aforesaid Plantation Twenty Working Ne- 
groes, Seventy Head of black Cattle and a Proportional- Quantity 
of Hoggs, which purchase I allow her to make Either all at Once 
or Gradually as it shall best Suit her Interest ; or if it can't be done 
Easily to take the said Negroes out of the Estate of my Daughter 
Penelope, and take Care to have them Gradually ReplaisM. 2d. 1 
give & bequeath unto my Dearest Daughter Penelope Johnston all 
my lands lying in the Counties of Bertie, Northampton and Gran- 
ville, which I had by her Mother, to her and her heirs for Ever, and 
all the Slaves I had by her Mother when I married her. Togeth(^r 
with their Increase. And in Case my wife shall Choose to Remuin 
in North Carolina and Reside upon the Lands of, and live with my 
Daughter (Which is my Hearty Wish), my Will is that she, my said 
Wife, shall have the Use of all my said Daughters Plantations, and 
for her Encouragement to Cultivate & Improve these Plantation?, 
Especially in Raising Silk, and she my said Wife shall Receive and 
Enjoy for her own Proper Use One Half or Moiety of the Yearly 



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Produce of the said Plantations, untill the Time of my said Daugh- 
ter's Marriage or her Attaining the Age of One and Twenty, I like- 
wise give my Daughter all the live Stock which shall be on my said 
Plantations at the Time of my Decease. And I Earnestly Request 
my Dearest Wife to be a kind tender Mother to my Dear little Girl, 
and to bring her up in the Fear of God and under a deep Sense of 
her being always 4n His Presence ; and in Sobriety and Moderation 
Confining her Desires to things Plain, neat and Elegant^ and not 
aspiring after the Gayety, Splendor and Extravagances and Espec- 
ially to take Care to keep within the Bounds of her Incomes, and 
by no Means to Run in Debt And in case it shall please Almighty 
God to remove my Daughter without her leaving any Children be- 
hind her, it is my Will that the Above Estate shall go to my Brothers' 
Sons and their Heirs forever, and that in such Case my Dearest Wife 
Frances Johnston may Enjoy, Possess and live upon any one of my 
Plantations she shall Choose W^ithin Twelve Months after my De- 
cease and my Brother Samuel Johnston may in like Manner Choose 
any other of my Plantations to be Enjoyed during their Natural 
lives. It. I give and bequeath unto Henry Johnston now at School 
in Newhaven, in the Colony of Connecticut, a Tract of One Thou- 
sand Acres of Land lying on Cypress Creek on the South Side of 
Trent River in Craven County, and a Tract of Nine Hundred and 
Eighty Acres lying on the South side of Trent, to Carolina John- 
ston, his Sister ; and a Tract of Four Hundred and Odd Acres lying 
on the Head of Trent and New Rivers to my Neice Penelope John- 
ston, to them and their heirs for ever. All which Lands formerly 
belonged to William Smith, Esqr., Chief Justice of this Province, 
and were left to me by his will, Item I give and bequeath imto my 
Brother's Two Sons Samuel Johnston and John Johnston, a Tract 
of Land of Seven Thousand Acres lying on Deep River in Bladen 
County, which I hold under the Name of Edward Griffith, Esqr., to 
be Equally Divided between them, to them, their Heirs, Executors 
for Ever. It I give unto my Daughter Penelope, all the small 
Islands lying in Roanoke River and in the neighbourhood of Mount 
Gallard. It I do will and hereby Impower my Executors hereafter 
Named to Sell all the Remainder of my Real Estate to the best Pur- 
chaser within Two Years after my Decease, and the Monies arising 
from the Sale thereof I do hereby Order to be applied to the Payment 
of my Just Debts, I leave all my Household Furniture, Plantation 



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Tools and Necessaries to my Wife and Daughter in Case they remain 
in this Province. My Books I leave to William Catheart, Esqr., 
after my wife and Brother have Choose out of them any Number 
not Exceeding Forty Each. It To my Sister Elizabeth Smear of 
the County of Fife, North Britain, my large Repeating Gold Watch 
after it has been put in Order at the Expence of my Estate. To 
Carolina Johnston so be she settles at her Plantation, Ten Cows and 
Calves, with Hoggs in Proportion, and Five Negroes And to Each 
of my Brother^s Daughters, at the Day of their Marriage Two Ne- 
groes. And all that Distressed poore Family I Recommend to the 
Kindness and Protection of my Dear Wife, not daring to leave more 
to my Brother least it should be Seized to his Creditors, and his 
Family have no Benefit by it As for all the Remainder of my 
Estate after Payment of my Just Debts as above Directed, T Order 
all may be sold and my Credits and Arrears of Sallary to be Divided 
in Five Parts, One Fifth to my Wife, Two Fifths to William Cath- 
eart in Trust for my Brother for the Education of his Family, One 
Fifth for my Sister Elizabeth Smear and her Heirs and One Fifth 
to Henry Johnston. It I give unto my Dearest Wife One Negro 
Female Child Called Titty and leave her Sole Executrix of this my 
last WiU. And in Case of her Death or Absence, Samuel Johnston 
and William Catheart Esqr., Executors. Done at Edenhouse this 
Sixteenth Day of May, 1751. 

GAB: JOHNSTON, (Seal). 
This last Will and Testament all written with my own Hand and 
Contained in this & the Two Preceding Pages was Signed, Sealed 
and Declared to be my last Will and Testament in Presence of 

Andrew Leakb^ 
Saml. Ormes^ 
Thos. Whitmell. 

North Carolina : 

I, Matthew Rowan, Esq., President & Commander in Chief, in 
and over the said Province, Do hereby certify that this Day Samuel 
Ormes Personally appeared before me and made Oath that he saw 
his late Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esq., late Governor of the said 
Province, sign, seal and Declare the above Instrument of Writing as 
& for his last Will and Testament, and that at his Signing thereof 
he was of sound & Disposing Mind and Memory, and also that he 
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saw Andrew Leake and Thos. Whitmell sign their Names at the 
same Time as Evidences thereunto. 

Given at New Bern under my Hand this Fourth Day of April, 
Anno Dom., 1763. 

Math Rowan. 

NoBTH Carolina : 

This Day Frances Johnston, Widow, Relict of the late Gabriel 
Johnston, Esqr., late Governor of this Province, Personally appeared 
before me as Executrix appointed by the Will of said Gabriel John- 
ston, Esq., and took the Oath appointed by Law to be taken by Execu- 
tors. 

Given under my hand this 16th Day of April, Anno Dom., 1753. 

Jas. Hasell, C. S. C. 

Bbbtib County — May Court, 1753: 

The within written last Will and Testament of his late Excellency 
Gabriel Johnston, Esqr., late Governor of North Carolina was further 
proved by the Oath of Thomas Whitmell, One of the Subscribing 
Witnesses thereto. Ordered to be Certified. 

P. Order of Court 

Saml. Obmbs, CI. Court 



WILL OF COL. THOMAS POLLOCK. 

(Original Will.) 

In the Name off God Amen I Thomas Pollock, Senr. off Chowan 
Precinct in North Carolina Mercht Being off Perfect Memory & 
Judgmt (Praysed be God ffor ye same) Doe make ys my Last Will & 
Testament Hereby absolutely Revokeing all others; And this to be 
Taken only as my Last Will & Testament; 

Imprimis: I give and Bequeath my soule to almighty God And 
my Body to ye Ground to be Decently Buried by my Executors 
Hereafter-mentioned ; And ffor what Estate it hath Pleased God to 
Bestow upon me I Give & Bequeath as Followeth. Item : As for my 
Daughter Martha Lately maryed to Mr. Thos. Bray I haveing 
Given & Delivered to her already Her full Portion Therefor I Here- 
by Cut Her off from any Part more of my Estate whatsoever Either 



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By Pretence of Deeds of Gift or any otherwise whatsoever And 
more Especially I Hereby Make Null and Void and of Xone Effect : 
A Deed of Gift to her Dated in June, 1709, Being to Mr. David 
Henderson for her use and recorded by Xathaniel (^hevin, Esq., in ye 
Secretary's Office: Aprill 15, 1712 : Being therein a Clause Giveing 
me Power of Revocation and makeing of it Xull, Void & of none 
Effegt by any Writing under my Hand & Seall. 

Item: I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas his Heirs & 
assigns for Ever Fifteen Hundred & Fifty Acres of Land Contained 
in One Purchas lying on ye South west side of Chowan River Be- 
tween Mr. Kings & Thos. Daniels Old ffield : The Land Lately Pur- 
chased of Thomas Daniel Lying Between the upper side of the forsd. 
Land & John Rosberrys Lowest Line also ye Land Purchased of 
James Wilkeson Bounded Between ye said Mr. King and the forsd 
fifteen Hundred & ffifty acres Also ye Land Lately Purchased of 
Martin Frederick Rasor; The five back Tracks of Lightwood-Land 
Between ye forsd Lands & Eastermost Swamp of Salmon Creek The 
Land where Hirebent Built ye Mill : and also Eight Thousand ffive 
Hundred on Mill-Creek With fifteen Hundred Acres to be added to 
ye same; according To a Warrant for Ten Thousand acres from ye 
Lds Proprietors to wch Now T have ye Right Lying on Mill-Creek in 
Baih County and also two thousand ffive Hundred & sixty acres in 
ye ffork of Raquis Called Springfield ; All wch Land T Give & Be- 
queath to my sd son Thomas his Heirs & assigns for Ever. Item. 
T Give & Bequeath unto my son Cullon his Heirs & assigns ffor Ever 
Two Thousand and ffive Hundred Acres of Land lying on the South 
Side of Moi*attock River Called Canecarora. Also ye six Hundred 
& Sorty acres of Land Joyning to ye sd. Cullens Lapsed Land on 
Bridges Creek at Weekacanaan. A Tract of Land containing Two 
thousand Eight Hundred Acres Lying on Cassayah called Rose-field : 
all ye Land on Moratock Joyning to Where Bowman now Lives; 
Likewise ye Land Purchased of Richard Rose Joyning tx> ye Lower- 
Side of ye Land Last mentioned ; and also ye Land On the South 
side of Moratock-bay Where my Negroes are now Clearings Also 
Nine Hundred Acres of Land on News River Fork Called New 
Bern All wch Land T Give & Bequeath to my sd son Cullen his Heirs 
& assigns ffor Ever. 

Item : I Give & Bequeath unto my Son George his Heirs & assigns 
ffor Ev6r The Land Lately Bought of Major Robert West on wch 



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I now Live : The Land belonging to me Joyning ye sd Land where I 
now Live ; and ye Land Joining on yt Wch T bought of Gary Godbee ; 
Also a Tract of Land I Lately bought of Thos. West Joyning to Par- 
rots Land. The Land where Samuel Edmunds Lived: Wher John 
Griffin Lived Xeare Bavie Swamp ; Where Wilson Lived att Weeka- 
coon-Creek: And wher John Mainard Lived at Pettishore also two 
thousand-four-hundred acres called Crany Islaiiid : Two- thou sand 
two Hundred Acres Lyeing on ye south-side of Neus-River & West- 
side of Core-Creek; also Seven Hundred and Ten acres Lying on 
the North side of Trent River Called ye ITalf-way House. Two 
Hundred & twenty acres Lyeing on ye East-side of Core-Creek : The 
Land wher Leonard Loften lived on ye South Shore Three-hundred 
& sixty acres of Land lying on Boag Sound : Two Hundred and Fif- 
teen acres Lyeing in ye fork of Chester Creek On White-Oake River: 
One Hundred & fifty acres lying on ye south-side of Xeuse River at 
ye head of Bennys Creek : Also five thousand Acres to be taken up to 
ye southward of Nuse River by a Warrant from ye Proprietors to 
wch now I have a Right: also six-hundred & forty Acres on Nuse 
River Called W^ilkesons Point in One Purchased Patent All wch 
Land T Give & Bequeath to my Son George his Heirs & assigns for 
Ever. 

Item. T give and Bequeath to my son Thomas his Exers. admrs. 
or assigns. Pompey Molaina, Manewell & Cate, Scepio & Moll, wth 
ye children Ruth, Joe, & Moll, Abraham & Dina, his wife Xotoose- 
Ceasar his wife, Bess Todg; Scepio & Coylo, Harry, Jack-fiddle, 
Coffe Jackco, & Joe franks son, Charls & Becke, tottes Daughter 
All wch Negros or Slaves T Give & Bequeath my son Thomas his 
Exers. adms. or assigns for Ever. 

Item. I Give & Bequeath to my Son CuUen his Exers, admrs. or 
assigns Diego, Long Mingo, old mingo. Young mingo, Cajo & Venus, 
Stevens, George, Popa Ceasar Bowman, Jueda, Long-Dick & Bess 
Little-Dick & Bess, & Debora, Little Bette, West & Ceasar, Cottoes 
Children, Pattey & Jack, tom's Children, Sarah & toms Eldest-son 
next to Jack & Ruth, Hannas Daughter. All wch Negros or Slaves 
I Give & Bequeath imto my son Cullen his Exrs. admrs. or assigns 
for Ever. 

Item : T Give and Bequeath unto my son George his Exrs. admrs. 
or assigns, Franke, Sambo Cesar T bouglit of Gainsbe, Peter, Little- 
Will, & Caramante Will, Dowe; Sharper & Frank, old torn and 



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Naney, London & Bettey, Little torn, Mols son Little Nane, Little 
Manewell, Nane's youngest Girle, Vemis's Child, Patience, Dina, 
Jeneys daughter, Tomboy & Cesar his son and all toteys Children 
wch she will have hereafter all wch Xegroes or Slaves I Give & Be- 
queath to my Son George his Exrs. admrs. or avSsigns for Ev(?r. 

Item: I give and Bequeath to my son Thomas his Jleirs & assigns 
for Ever Eightrthousand nine-hundred acres of land Lying on ye West 
side of the Eastermost Branch of Salmon-Creek Reserving free lib- 
erty to my son George to make what Pitch and Tar he sees fitting on 
ye same with his hands for the space of three or four years after My 
Death. 

Item: I Give & Bequeath to my son Cullen one hundred pound to 
be paid in Boston and also five thousand foot of plank wch I luive 
sent for from Boston. 

Item: I give & Bequeath to my son George his Heirs or Assigns 
for Ever a Tract of Land Lyeing on South-Lancaster formerly be- 
longing to Coll. William Wilkison. 

Item: I Give & Bequeath to my son George sixty-pound to be paid 
in Boston. 

Item: I give and Bequeath to my three sons, Viz: Thomas, Cullen 
& George, all my other Lands, Tenements, Mortgages, Extents, An- 
nuities, annuel Rents, Remainders, Revertions, or any other Herid- 
etements, whatsoever In what part of ye World soever ; Whether here 
in America or Scotland or any other part of ye World whereunto 1 
have any Right Title or Interest. To lie Equally Devided by ym 
& to be Held in Common & not in Joint-Tenancy. 

Item: as to all my other Personall Estate whatsoever not here- 
above Bequeathed: of what Kind soever Debts Due to me, Xegros, 
Stocks of Horses, cattle. Hogs, &c., What monay may Be Due to me 
in New England or any other Place in ye World, Money, Plates, 
Jewels, Books, Arms, Household-goods; and Every thing else of 
whatever Kind in Whatever Place or C-ountery, Properly belonging 
to me. I Give & Bequeath to my forsd. Three Sons, Thomas, Cullen 
& George Equally to be Devided among them. 

Item : As to the Warrants for fifteen Hundred acres of Land to my 
son Thomas, & five thousand acres of Land to my son George, if it 
be Not Layed out and surveyed to them, & Each of them, their Heirs 
or assigns wth. One year after my Death Then that they have a 



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Porpotionable allowance from ye others as to ye Quantity of the 
Land they Loose ; or the full Value thereof as they Can agree. 

Item : as to ye crop Now on ye Ground, and what Pitch & Tar ye 
hands in ye woods makes until ye fir^t of Aprill next shall be Kqually 
Divided amongst my three Sons, Thomas, CuUen & George. 

Lastly: I Make, Constitute, & Appoint my three Sons, Thomas 
Cullen & George, my whole, & sole Executors of this my Last Will & 
Testament and they to pay all my Lawf ull & Just Debts ; Especially 
ten Pound Ten Shillings that I owe to one Joseph Mills of Bermudas 
Marriner Being Part of Twenty four pounds yt I owe him ye other 
Thirteen Pound teen Shillings being paid by Captn David Hender- 
son unto one Boas Bell of Bermudas by his order & a Receipts there 
of given on the Back of my Note to him; also all Charges for ye 
Building the House at Black-Rock to be paid out of ye Tar & Pitch 
first made by ye Hands. 

Item: To Explain & Make more Clere Son Lamd Willed before to 
my son Cullen Lying on ye south-side of Morattock-River on both 
sides Roses Creek thes are to Certify yt it contains Three Thousand 
five hundred & fifty acres of Land in one Purchase Patent; also ye 
Land on Casaya River to Contain Two-thousand Eight hundred & 
tenn acres in a purchased Patent ; also ye Land on Moratock Called 

Canacarora to Contain two thousand five hundred & sixtv Acres in 

*/ 

one Purchased Patent all wch Land I have given & Doe hereby Give 
unto my son Cullen his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

THOS. POLLOCK, (Seal.) 

Signed, Sealed, Published by the sd. Thomas Pollock as his Last 
Will & Testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers. 

John Burnnell^ 
David Henderson, 

his 
William X Hardy, 

mark. 
Lawrance Sarson, 
James Castellaw, 

his 
Robert X Wicks. 
mark. 

The Two Interlineations set Down in ye margin of this Will was 



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acknowledged by the Testator to Be Done Defore the signing Before 
us the subscribers this Eight Day of August, 1721. 

David Hendsrson^ 
Lawbancb Sabson^ 
James Castellaw. 

NoBTH Cabouna — Bertie County. 

August Court — 1753. 

This Last Will and Testament of Thomas Pollock, Late President 
of this Province was proved by the Oath of William Hardy, the only 
Surviving Evidence thereto which on motion is ordered to be Cer- 
tified. Copy Pr. Curia. 

Test: Samuel Oems, CI. 



BSBTDB PkBOINOT Sc 

February Court 1722. 
James Castellaw came into Court and produced the above Will 
being an Evidence to Seven Several places in the sd. Will and made 
Oath that he Saw the sd. Thos. Pollock Sign & Publish the sd. Will as 
his last WiD and Testamt and that the several Interlineations in sd. 
Will was writ at the time of the Signing thereof. 

Test: Fe. Foestee, Cler Cur. 

And whereas, since the publishing of my above written will and 
Testament I have Expended and Laid out for a house at Black Rock 
(when Mr. West, the Carpentare is paid what is due to him for his 
worke ther) for my Son: Thomas Twoe himdred Pound and also 
Ten Pound more for New England plank makeing in all Twoe hun- 
dred and Ten Pound, 

And whereas also, I have been out and expended upon a House 
for my Son Cullen on the South Shore (when Mr. West the Carpen- 
tare is paid for what worke he hath done ther (to- wit) the covering 
the house doeing the Dormant Windows and making upe the Gavell 
end of the Sd House and when Cullen hath what Glass is in the 
House that will answer his purposes and what nailes he will have 
occasion of for the Said House) the Sume of Three hundred Pounds 
I Reckon ( ?) and being willing for my Sons all Equal! so near as I 
can Judge Doe Therefore by this Codicil will and bequeath to my 
Son George (he haveing no House built) besides his Equall Share of 



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all the rest of my Moveable Estate Two hundred and eighty Pounds 
whereof one Hundred pound to be paid in New England and the 
other one hundred and eighty to be paid out of my moveable and 
personal! estate here wth Twenty Pound that I value the old houses 
here where I live will make upe the Three hundred Pound equall to 
my Son CuUens. 

Also to make up my Son Thomas Part equall with CuUens I value- 
ing the Houses at Black Eocke at Ten Poimd) doe hereby give and 
bequeath to my Sd Son Thomas Eighty Pound to be paid out of my 
moveable and Personall estate in this Province, 

In my accounting above in this codicil concerning CuUens House 
standing in Three Hundred Pound I made a mistake in not men- 
tioning That Mr. Coke the Bricklayer wages for making Laying 
the Bricks in the chimneys Sellar underpining and doeing all the 
other worke agreed for is part of the Three hundred Pound and is 
to be paid out of my personall estate. Also he is to have what lands 
are. necessary fox him for Burning the Bricks or what other worke he 
hath occasion for to finish the worke he hath agreed for wherefore 
my wiU is that the Bricklayer aforesd be paid out of my personall 
estate bef or Shared. 

Also I give and bequeath imto my Son Thomas one Third Part of 
aU the vessels clearances whether it be in money, bills to 

New England or Elsewher. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Son CuUen Six Pound to be paid 
him in the first goods from New England at first cost I owing him 
so much. 

. Also I give and bequeath to my Son George Twenty Pound to be 
paid him in the first goods I have come in from Boston I oweing him 
so much. 

Also Elisebeth Hawkins wife to Thomas Hawkins at the South 
Shore haveing lived with me about two year after the Expiration of 
her time of servitude Wherefore I hereby order and appoint my 
Executors to pay to whomsoever she shall order them to pay by a writ- 
ting in her hand in whole or in Part (Her husband not to have 
therein) Fourty Pound currant money of this 
Provence. 

In presence of I sett my hand and Seal 20 day of 

July, 1722: 

THO. POLLOCK, (Seal). 



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Signed, Sealed and delivered ye as my last will and Testament 

befor the folowing witness 

Thomas Newnam, 

William Little, 

his 
Joseph X Skittlethorp. 
mark. 

Bbbtib Pbeoinct — Sc. 

February Court 1722 
The Revd. Thomas Newnam, Clerk, came into Court and made 
Oath That he Saw Thomas Pollock Sign the above and acknowledge 
the same as his last Will and Testament 

Test: F. Foester, Cler Cur. 

(Endorsement) 

Colo. Thomas Pollock Will. 

Letters Issued 1723. 



MATTHEW ROWAN'S WILL. 

(Original Will.) 

In the Name of God amen I Matthew Rowan of New Hanover 
County, Esqr., in ye Province of North Carolina being of Sound 
and disposing mind Memory & Understanding do make and Ordain 
this to be my last will and Testament in manner following: 

Imprimis: I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it & My body to 
be decently Interred & all my just debts and funeral Expence to be 
first paid. 

Item: I give to my Niece Rose Rowan daughter of my Brother 
Andrew Rowan ye Sum of One Hundred and thirty three pounds 
six shillings & Eight pence proclamation to be paid one year after my 



Also I give to Mathew Rowan son of my Brother Atcheyson 
Rowan the sum of One hundred & thirty three Pounds six Shillings 
& eight Pence Proclamation Money to be paid two Years after my 
decease. Also I give to my Niece Ann Rowan daughter of my 



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Brother William Rowan ye sum of four hundred pounds Proclama- 
tion Money to be paid three years after my decease. 

Also 1 give to Richard Lyon, Esqr., of Spring hill in the County 
of Bladen ye sum of three hundred and thirty Pounds proclamation 
money being ye Remainder of ye Sum 1 intended to give him with 
my Niece Margaret Rowan. 

Also I give ye Negroe Boys named Dickey, Sam,- Johney, Hector 
and Africa together with ye Kegroe Wenches named Black Milley, 
Lucinda, Bella, Maria^ Bess with their Increase to Mildred Lyon 
Daughter of John Lyon & Mildred Lyon but in Case ye said Mildred 
Lyon should dye before shee is married or of Age then I Give said 
Slaves to her Sister Marcy Lyon. 

Also I Give & Devise all that tract of Land Situate on ye North 
East Side of Ye No. East River Opposite to Stag Park in New Han- 
over County Containing five hundred acres unto Frederick Gregg of 
Wilmington, Esqr., to him & his Heirs. 

I also give unto ye said Frederick Gregg my Negroe Fellow Ogee 
& little Peg & my Gold Watch. 

Also I Give & Bequeath all those two Tracts of Land ye one con- 
taining five hundred acres ye other four hundred Acres situate on 
ye White Marsh in Bladen County being land in ye possession of 
Robert Rowan upon part of which ye said Robert Rowan now lives 
& ye following Negroes, Jack, Sanca, Africa, Boatswain, John 
Lindsey, & Joan a Negroe Wench unto ye sd. Frederick Gregg & 
Richard Lyon in trust for Esther Rowan wife of said Robert Rowan 
and ye Heirs of her Body Lawfully begotten to ye sole use and benefit 
of ye said Esther Rowan free from ye Power & Controul of her 
husband Robert Rowan nor in any wise subject to his Debts my 
meaning in this Devise being no more than to vest ye said two tracts 
of land & Negroes last mentioned in ye sd. Frederick Gregg & Rich- 
ard Lyon as Trustees for ye use of ye sd. Esther Rowan so as to bar 
any right to ye sd lands & Negroes last mentioned which ye said 
Robert Rowan might Claim as Husband to ye sd. Esther Rowan. 

Also I give ye Sum of twenty-six Pounds thirteen shillings and four 
pence proclamation money a year to be paid i\jmually out of my 
Estate not heretofore disposed of unto ye said Frederick Gregg & 
Richard Lyon in Trust for my Daughter in Law Elizabeth Maclaine 
Wife of Archibald Maclaine of Wilmington Merchant to be paid 
annually to ye said Elizabeth Maclaine to her sole use free from ye 



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power of her husband Archbald Maclaine nor in any wise Subject to 
his debts. 

Also I Give and devise all my three Parcils of land ye. one being 
on ye South West Side of ye N. West River Situate on ye. lower side 
of Und belonging to Henry Siimnonds deceased Containing 320 acres 
ye other on ye No. East side of sd. River situate as aforesaid con- 
taining 640 acres ye third on ye No. East Side of sd. River Joyning 
ye above 297 acres all in Bladen County and all that tract on ye No. 
East Side of ye No. West River lying betwixt Judge Lenards Land 
& Nelltown in Bladen County aforesaid being 640 Acres & all that 
Parcill of land part of ye Marsh on ye River trent Opposite to New 
Bern in Craven County containing 197 Acres unto my Executors 
hereafter mentioned to sell and dispose of in ye best manor they 
can & to apply ye Money arising by such Scale in discharge of ye 
Legacies hertofore given. 

And lastly I Give & Devise all my Estate of what kind soever both 
Real & Personal not heretofore disposed of after my Death to John 
ye Son of Jane Stubbs of Bath town in ye Province aforesaid & Com- 
monly Called & kno^vn by ye Name of John Rowan now of ye Island 
of Barbadoes Mariner & ye Heirs of his body lawfully begotten and 
in default of such Issue then to ye said mentioned Mathew Rowan 
son of my Brother Atcheyson Rowan & his Heirs and Assigns. And I 
do make John Rowan Frederick Gregg & Richard Lyon Executors 
of this my last will hereby revocking all former Wills by me hereto- 
fore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Seale this 18th Day of April in ye year of our Lord, 1760. 

MATT. ROWAN, (Seal.) 

Signed Sealed Published and declared in ye Presence of us whose 
Names is hereunto affixed. 

Saml. Watters. 
Geo: Gibbs^ 
Thos: Claek. 

Personally came before, me Thomas Clark one of the Subscribing 
Witnesses to the above Will who being duly sworn — deposed that 
he saw the above Testator Mathew Rowan, Eaqr., Subscribe Seal & 
Publish the above Will as his, as also that he saw this in Presence of 



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the other Witnesses Saml Watters & George Gibbs & farther says to 
the best of his knowledge the said Testator was perfectly in his 
Senses. Wilmington 16 July, 1760. Given under my hand. Or- 
dered therefore that Letters Testamentary may Issue. 

Art HUB DoBBS. 

No. Cabolina — New Hanover County. 

These are to Certify that Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon, 
Esqrs. Qualified as Executors to the Last Will & Testament of The 
Honble Matthew Rowan Esqr., Deceased, according to Law be- 
fore me. 

Given under my hand this 19 day of July, 1760. 

Corns. Harnett, J. P. 

(Endorsement). 

1267 sheets the last will of the Honble 

Mathew Rowan, Esqr., of N. Hanover 

County. 



GOV. ARTHUR DOBBS' WILL. 

(Compared with Original Will.) - - -- - 

In the name of the Almighty God Amen I Arthur Dobbs, of 
Brunswick in New Hanover, Governor and Captain General of the 
Province of North Carolina in America injoying a moderate state 
of health and having by the blessing of the -infinitely perfect and 
good God the Father Almighty a perfect and sound mind and mem- 
ory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following. 
First I recommend my soul to the Almighty Triune God Jeho- 
vah Elohim and his only Begotten son Jesus Christ, my God and 
only Saviour and Redeemer, and to his holy spirit Blessed forever; 
and my Body to the Earth to be decently and privately interred in 
an assured and full hope of a Glorious and happy Resurrection with 
the Just at the first Resurrection and a Blessed immortality in the 
Heavenly Kingdom of Christ the Messiah untill he shall deliver up 
his Mediatorial Kingdom to God his Father when ho shall be all in 
all his Creatures; and instead of immodirate Funeral Expenoes, I 



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desire that One hundred pounds Sterling Money may be paid and 
distributed porportionally among the Housekeepers of the Parishes 
of Ballynure and Kilroot, in the County of Antrim and Kingdom of 
Ireland, and one other Hundred pounds like Money among tlie 
poor ffreemen House-keepers M'ho reside within the County of the 
town of Carrickfergus in the said Kingdom, to be paid out of my 
Personal Estate which T may be intitled to at the time of my De- 
cease out of my Demesnes at Castle Dobbs orout of the arrears of 
Rents I reserved out of a Moiety of my Lands in that Kingdom dur- 
ing my Life, at the Discretion of my Executors herein after to be 
named, desiring that my Body may be Buried in the parish or place 
where it pleases God that I shall die; And as to the Disposition of 
the Worldly Estate which T may die possessed of, my Funeral Ex- 
pences and Debts being first paid, T give, devise and bequeath as 
foUoweth, that is to say: First I do confirm in the most ample 
manner the Settlement made on my son, Conway Richard Dobbs, on 
his Marriage in July, 1749, in >vhich is included the several remain- 
ders and Fortunes to my Younger Children and to his and their 
Issue. Item. I confirm unto my Younger Son, Edward Brice 
Dobbs (over and above his fortune secured in that Marriage settle- 
ment* which I hereby limit and Ascertain to be One Thousand 
pounds lawfuU Money of Ireland is mentioned in my Marriage set- 
tlement upon my intermarriage with my first Wife) all the liands in 
America which are Specified in a Deed or Deeds which I made to 
him and his Heirs since my Setling at Brunswick ; together with all 
the Slaves, goods & Chatties, therein mentioned. Itim: I give, 
devise and bequeath unto my beloved Wife, Justina Dobbs and her 
Issue by me Begotten in case she shall have any or be pregnant at the 
time of my Decease all the Slaves and other Chatties which was or 
shall be hereafter given her by her Father. Item : I give, devise and 
bequeath unto my said beloved Wife all my Slaves, goods and Chat- 
ties, Plate, Money and other Efl^ects of what Nature or kind soever 
in America (not already setled by Deed upon my son Edward Brice 
Dobbs) which I now have or hereafter shall have at the time of my 
Decease, in which is included the money and Interest due or which 
shall be due to me by the General assembly for the lands called 
Tower Hill in Johnston County, purchased from me by the public. 
Itim: I give, devise and bequeath unto my said beloved Wife Jus- 



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tina Dobbs, after the payment of my Debts, Funeral Charges, and 
Legacies, all arrears of Sallery which now are or shall be due to 
me at the time of my Decease by Virtue of my appointment bv his 
Majesty to the Government of North Carolina. Item: Whereas, I 
have a right to the Moiety of Two himdred thousand acres of Lan<l 
Granted to me by the Crown in Sixteen Patents of Twelve Thf)ii- 
sand Five hundred acres each in Mecklinburgh (late Anson) County 
as one of the associates of Huey and Crymble, the other Moiety hav- 
ing been settled by me upon my eldest son Conway Richard Dobl>s 
upon his Marriage, I do hereby impower and direct my Executors 
or Either of them as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease, 
to sell in parcells (to the present Occupants or to such others as shall 
incline to become purchasers) the said moiety of Lands, and that 
the Money arising therefrom (except so much thereof as shall, to- 
gether with the Money herein before bequeathed to my said wife 
make up the sum of Two Thousand pounds Sterling Money of 
Great Britain) shall be laid out by my Executors in Negroes for 
the sole use and benefit of such Issue by me as my said Wife shall 
have living or be pregnant with at the time of my Decease and their 
heirs forever, and in case my said Wife shall have an issue by me 
allive, or be pregnant at the time of my decease, then, and 
in that case, I Will and devise that the said imdivided Moiety of 
Land shall be and remain to my son Edward Brice Dobbs and his 
heirs, upon this special proviso, that he makes up and pays so 
much Money to my said Wife Justina Dobbs, as together with the 
sums hereinbefore bequeathed to her shall amount to the sum of 
Two thousand pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain, which I 
Will and Desire that my said beloved Wife may have and receive 
out of the Estate I shall die possessed of. Item : I bequeath to each 
of my Children who shall be alive at the time of my Decease Fifty 
pounds Sterling. Item : T bequeath to my Beloved Brother, the Rev- 
erend Doctor Richard Dobbs, Twenty pounds Sterling, which two 

last mentioned bequest is to buy them mourning and Rings. 

Item: Whereas, I am intituled to a Moiety of Twelve Thousand 
Acres of Land by a purchase from Mr. Patrick Smith, of Waterfonl 
Merchant, for which a Patent was Granted to him as an associate 
of Huey and Crymble, subdivided from the great Tract Number 4, 



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the heirs or assigns of Mr. James Banning, of Lisbiirn, in Ireland, 
being intitled in equity to the other Moiety of the said Patent. 
Whatever part of tie same as may remain unsold at the time of my 
Decease, I devise to my Executors to be sold for the payment of my 
Debts, and Legacies herein bequeathed. Item : T give and bequeath 
unto my son Conway Richard Dobbs, after his Discharging my 
Debts, Funeral Charges, and Legacies which shall be due in Europe 
at the time of my Decease all my Plate, goods. Household Furniture, 
arrears Rents, and other Chatties whatsoever which are now belong- 
ing or hereafter may belong to me, at my Decease, which now are or 
herefater may be at Castle Dobbs in the County of Antrim and King- 
dom of Ireland. 

Lastly, I do appoint my beloved Wife Justina Dobbs, and my 
Sons Conway Richard Dobbs and Edward Price Dobbs my Residu.- 
ary Legatees and Executors of this my last Will and Testament, 
hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. In Wit- 
ness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Slst day of 
August, in the Tear of our Lord 1763. 

ARTHUR DOBBS. [Seall 

SignM, SeaPd, Published and declared to be the last will and 
Testament of the Testator, in presence of 

James Hasell. 
Lewis DeRosset. 
John Sampson. 

North Carolina. 

Wilmington, 24 April, 1705. 

Then personally appeared Before me James Hasell & Lewis De- 
Rosset, two of the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Will, and 
made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that they saw 
Arthur Dobbs sign, seal and publish the foregoing as and for his 
last Will and Testament, and that the said Arthur Dobbs was at the 
same time (to the best of their Knowledge and Belief) of a sound 
and disposing mind and Memory, and that they, the said James 
Hasell & Lewis DeRosset, together with John Sampson, suj)scril)ed 
their Names as Witnesses thereto, in the Presence of the Testator. 

At the same time Justina Dobbs, Executrix before mentioned, 



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took the Oaths by Law appointed for Her Qualification. Let Letters 
Testamentary issue thereon accordingly. 

Wm. Tbyon. 

To Benjamin Heron, Esqr., Secretary of the province of North 
Carolina : 
Recorded in the Secretary's Oifice of North Carolina, in Book K, 
No. 6 & Page 290 to 294, and Examined by John London, D. Secy., 
May 26, 1Y67. 

(Endorsement) 

Abthitb Dobbs. 



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1 754- 1 755 



AL50 1756 AND 1767. 



22—20 



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Bladen Teoop of Horse 1 Will'm Davis, Capf n. 

1 Lout Tho: Hall. 

1 Comet James Grange. 
New Hanovee Teoop OF Horse. 1 WiU'm Mackenzy, Capt'n. 

1 Lieut. Caleb Grainger. 

1 Comet John Merrick. 

Duplin Troop of Hoese 1 Fred'k Gregg, Capt'n. 

Lieut John Dickson. 
Comet Sam'l McEee. 
Beetie Troop of Horse 1 Cap : John Pricket 

1 Lieut 

1 Comet 

Granville Troop of Horse .... 1 Capt'n WilVm Hursts 

1 Dan'l O'Sheal. 

1 Philemon Hawkins. 

Johnston Troop of Horse 1 Steven Cade. 

1 Rich'd Caswell. 

1 Comet John Bows. 

Bladen Foot. . . Ist — Henry Simmonds. 

John Grange. 
John Rutherford. Will: Simmonds. 

Will'm Burtram. 2d —John White. 

1 Sam'l Baker. Robert Baker. 

John Fowler. 
3d — Barringer Moore. 
Peter Simmonds. 
James Kerr. 
4th— Tho: Fenny. 
Leonard Lock. 
John Blacker. 

New Hanover Foot Ist — Schenking Moore. 

2d — <Jeorge Merrick. 
James Innis. 3d — George Hymee. 

WiU'm Dry. 4th— George Gibbs. 

John Ashe, 5th — ^Vacant Other Lieut's rec- 

ommended, Tho: Merrick. 



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DuppLiN Foot. 



John Swann, Coll. 
John Sampson, Lieut. Coll. 
George Mears, Major. 
Will McRee, Capt'n. 
Rob't McRee, Lieut'n. 
Rich'd Miller, Ensign. 



Bdeke Foot. 



Robert West 
Thomas Whitmill. 
Robert West 



.Capt'n Joseph Williams. 
Ensign Will'm Cais. 
Capt'n Suggs removed from the 

County; no returns. 
Capt'n Anthon Blackmans. 

George Herrage. 

Wiirm Drake. 
Capt'n Tho: Cashelaws. 

John Fryor. 

Lewis Powell. 
.1st— Tho: West 
2d — James Jones. 
3d —John Hill. 
4th— Tho: Pugh. 
6th — John Brown. 
6th — Ben: Wyqne. 
7th — John Howell. 
8th— Robert Howell. 
9th — Joseph Pearry. 



Chowan Foot. . 
Caeteebt Foot. 



Coll. - Tho :Lovick. 
Lt C. Joseph Bell. 
Major David Shepard. 
Capt'n Joseph Fulford. 
Gbanville Foot 



Will'm Eaton. 
W^ll'm Pearson. 
James Paine. 



Nathaniel Yeoman. 

Will: Fulford. 

2d — Cn. Moses Houston. 

John Roberta. 

John Sheppard. 

.Ist — John Glover. 

George Glover. 

Evan Ragland. 
2d — Osbom Jeffries. 

Rich'd White. 

John McKissick. 
3d — Rieh'd Coleman. 

Rob't Abernathy. 

Israel Robinson. 
4:th — ^Daniel Harris. 

Tho: BeU. 

Wm. Johnston. 

Johji Hawkins, 



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6th — John Sallis. 
John Martin. 
Philemon Hawkins. 
Greo: Morris. 
James Mitchel. 



Tybbel Foot. 



Blount, dead. 

, Leut'ant 

, Leut'ant. 



6th — ^James Mosely. 

Fran: Walker. 

Will : Pearson, Capt 
7th— John Burt 

WilPm Mercy. 
8th — Andrew Hampton. 

John Adoock. 

Ephraim Hampton. 

.1st — Evans Jones. 

Alex'r Stewart 

James Jones. 
2d — John Harrison. 

Joseph Dente. 

John Nichols. 
3d — Samuel Spruel. 

Joseph Spruel. 
4th— Tho: Ludford. 

Joshua Alexander. 

Benjamin Alexander. 
6th — Capt Eueral has made no 
returns. 



Edoecomb Foot. . 
Pebquimans Foot. 



John Rissuet 
John Harvey. 
Benjamin Harvey. 

Pasquotank Foot. . 



Rob't Murden. 
Tho: Taylor. 
Jarveys Jones. 



1st — John Stevenson & Joseph 

Sutton, to be divided. 
2d — ^Miles Harvey. 
3d — Joseph Riddick. 

.1st — Capt'n Sam'l Loweman. 
2d — ^Josiah Nash. 
3d — Nehemiah Jones. 
4:th — Griffon Jones. 
5th — ^Ben: Palmer. 
6th — ^David Davis. 
7th— WilFm Martin. 
8th — Henry Delon. 



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NOBTHAMPTON FoOT 


. . ..Ist — John Moon^ dead. 




Thomas Bradford. 


John Dawson. 


Will'm Avent 


John Edwards, dead. 


2d —Sam'l Cotter. 




Wih'n Cotter. 




Tho: Cotter. 


8d— Major Will'm Short. 


6th — John Debarry, refuses to act 


Tho: Barret. 


John Fasen. 


John Short. 


Debarry. 


4th— Will'm Barret. 


6th— John Dew Mead. 


Will'm Boddie. 


Arthur Sherward. 


Will: Barret 


Will'm Tyner. 




7th— Will'm Battle. 




Joseph Battle. 




Elisha Darden. 


Htdb Foot 


— Henry Gibbs, Cant'n. 


^Lm^ a ^L^mM ^tm ^^^^ ^••••••••••••••» 


Will'm Gibbs. 


Col : Ormand. 


Kobert Gibbs. 


L. Coll. 


2d —Hanson Tylor, Capt'n. 


Major. 


John Tules. 




Ben: Mason. 


I. 


3d — Ben : Martin. 




Will: Webster. 




Tho t Jordan. 


r ^ 


4th— 


.ToWWRTOW T'OOT 


. . . .Capt'ns : 


V v/Ji. J^ o 1 yjin -1. \j\j i»»»....»«.. 


1 Benj'n Williams. 


Lewis DeEosset. 


2 John Hinton. 


Simon Bright. 


3 EdVd Powers. 


Sam'l Smith. 


4 Sim'n Herring. 




6 William Speight. 




7 Ben: Herring. 




8 Needham Bryan. 




9 Wm. Wliitfield. 


« 


10 Francis McLewean. 




11 Abram Sheppard. 



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Lieut: 

Robert Cade. 
Joshua Herring. 
Elias Berjerin. 
RichM Byrd. 
John Smith. 
Aaron Smith. 
Fran: Harper. 
Geor: Norris. 



Gaston Foot. 



John Starky. 



3d — John Shackelford. 

Tho: Johnston. 

James Howard. 
Beaufort Foot 



John Boyd. 
Will'm Carruthers. 
Isaac Buck. 



Cuerituck Foot. 



C : Francis Brown. 
L: Steven Williams. 
— WilFm Shingald. 



Ensign : 

Anth'y Herring. 
Wm. Speight 
Mich : Risher. 
J'n Youngblood. 
Henry Smith. 
Dennis McEndar. 
John Sherrad. 

..1st — Stephen Lees. 

Solomon Grant 

John Dudly. 
2d— Rich'd Ward. 

Rich: Willis. 

Enoch Ward. 
4th — Henry Rhodes. 

James Alberton. 

Lewis Williams. 
.1st — Captain Simon Jones. 
2d— Will'm Spier. 
3d — Will'm Peyton. 
4th— Philip Pritchet 
5 th — Josiah Jones. 
6th — John Alderson. 
7th — John Handy. 
.1st — John Lomy. 

James Philips. 

Sam'l ? 

2d — John Woodhouse. 

James Phillips. 

John Pell. 
3d— Tho: Burgess. 

Will'm Williams. 



4th — Job Carr, if removed, Jacob 

Farrow. ^ 5th— William White. 

Jacob Farrow. Will'm Macky. 

John Wood. Joshua White. 



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Rowan Foot. 



Francis Carver. 
George Smith. 
James Carter. 
John Dunn, adjutant. 



4th — Alex'r Osbom. 



5th- 



-Ilob: Simonton. 
Robt Allison. 
Tho: Allison. 



Obanoe Foot 

Coll. John Gray. 
Lieut. C. Dixon. 

CVMBEBLAND FoOT 



. Capt'n Jonathan Hunt 
Willis EUis. 
Andrew Smith. 

2 — Sutten Davis. 

Tho: Evans. 
Sol: Evans. 

3 — Sam'l Bryan. 

Morgan Bryan. 
David Johnston. 



6th — John Carr. 
Alex'r Cathey. 



7th — Sam : Baker. 



BLADEN COUNTY. 

Bladen Troop, Will'm Davys, Capt'n, with officers, 33 men. The 

Troop wants , with Blew Caps & mountings, fring'd Pellats, — 

Carbines, Broad Swords or hangers, with which they want to be 
furnished. No Indians. 

Capt'n Will'm Mackenzie's Troop in New Hanover County Con- 
sists of 27 men & 6 officers, 33. He recommends Jolm Merrick to 
be Lieut: in room of Coll. Grainger; John Burgwin to be Cornel, 
Alex'r Duncan, Quarter master ; John Poer, Clerk. No Remarks. 

Capt'n Fred'ks Troop, Dupplin County, including officers, 39 men. 
No arms nor ammunition in the store. Pay, he says, is too small in 
case of a march. 

Coll. Robert West's Regim't in Bertie County, without officers, 8 
Companys, 770; Troop, 44; Tuskaroro Indians, 100 men & 201 
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Col : Wm. Dry's Returns for Coll. G. Innis' R^im't in New Han- 
over Comity, Total, including officers, in 6 Comp'ys, 508. No In- 
dians in the County; no arms nor ammunition in store, but desire 
to kave some Lodged at Cape Fear to protect the shipping. The 
Major having thrown up, he desires Capt'n John Ashe, the eldest 
Captain, to be made Major; two Lieuts. to be made Captain & En- 
sign Lieutenants, who he says are made by the field officers and the 
Clerks, Sergeants & Corporals by the Capt'ns. His observations on 
ye Militia are to have 4 quarterly Masters, and those who don't ap- 
pear without reasonable excuses to Each Captain, or if Captains, to 
the field officers, to be fined. Captains, £20; liieut's, £20; Ensigns, 
£15; Sergeants, Corporals and Private men, £6.8 Each; Sergeant, 
upon the Captain's warrant, to Levy the fine, or upon neglect or re- 
fusal to pay £20, those who don't attend the General muster to for^ 
f eit double ; private men who Enlist on the Horse to bring a Certifi- 
cate from the officers of the Troop. Upon n^lect to pay a fine as 
above no Capt'n of a Troop to Enlist a man out of his County or Dis- 
trict on Penalty of £5. 

By his List of vessels returned in 8 years, from 1747 to 1754, 686 
in number. Tonnage 38,528, Entered as Eegullars what is generally 
made only % their burthen ; never exceeding 2-3. If he wants blank. 
Last year's List, 94 vessels, is not yet Completed. He desires Com- 
missions may be made out for the Militia and be sent to him. 

A Petition from Capt'n George Gibbs' Company, in Black River 
District, in New Hanover County, setting forth, their Captain does 
not Reside in the County, but in Bladen, has quit them and was made 
a Lieut in the Virginia Regim't, and since his Return has obtained 
2 musters, to desire a Capt'n in their own County. Given in Mr. 
George. 

Coll. Craven's Regiment, in Chowan, consists of 7 Companies, in 
all 652 men, besides officers. Capt'n Foushe is dead. Will'm Wal- 
ton Recommended to Succeed him. He desires to have the Com- 
panys more equally divided, and to have 8 Companies, and to alter 
the districts. There is but one Indian nation, the Chowans, in the 
County; only 2 men and 5 women and children; ill used by their 
neighbors. No arms in store; 400 weight of Bullets & Swan Shot. 
The last County Court made an order to buy 100 weight of Gun pow- 
der. Quere : How are the Militia armed ? There being no Returns 
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Edgeoamb County. He complains that the officers' pay is two small 
and the private men too large. 

Coll: Thorn's Lovick, Collector of Beaufort, in Carteret County. 
His Regiment Consists only of 2 Companies, amounting to 195 men, 
including officers, Coll., &c., 209. No arms or ammunition in store. 
No Indians in the County. 

Will'm Eaton, Esqr., Coll. of Granville County. His Regim't con- 
sists of 8 Companys, 734, besides offiecers; 2 Capt'ns, Simms & 
Jones, one removed and the other resigned. He thinks the fines 
upon delinquents should be fixed by a Court Martial & mulat No 
arms or ammunition in the stores. There are about 12 or 14 Safora 
men, and as many women & children in the County. 

Capt'n Evan Jones returns for Tyrrell County Militia, which con- 
sists of 5 Companies, 4 returned, of 337. Capt'n Euerats not re- 
tum'd. The Coll. dead. Lieut CoU'l & Major have neglected to 
act He, as eldest Capt'n, desires a promotion. No arms or ammu- 
nition in store. No Indians in the County. 

Coll: John Hey wood's returns for Edgcomb County. 14 Com- 
panies. Number of men. Including officers, 1,317; 5 Captains Re- 
moved, laid down or dead. No Indians in the County, nor arms in 
Store. The number of Militia upon a new muster may be above 
200 more. It is desired that more Companies be added and these 
more equally divided. 

Perquimmans County, Coll: John Riusset's Regim't, including 
officers, 379 ; 3 ( ?) Companies. No arms nor ammunition. No 
Indians; 150 Quakirs in ye Militia. Wants to divide the Eldest 
Company, and Recommends for Capt'n. 

Pasquotank County, Coll: R't Murdens. Regiment, officers In- 
cluded, 690. No arms ; no Indians. David Davys & William Mar- 
tin recommended in Room of Capt'ns, Heighe & Abercrombie. 

Northampton County, John Dawson, Coll: 7 Companys, officers 
Included, 739. Capt'n Will'm Short recommended for Major as 
Eldest Capt'n, in Room of Major James Manny, deceased. The re- 
turn Short by 200. No arms, &c., in Store. No Indians but the 
Meharins, about 7 or 8 fighting men. 

Granville County, Capt'n Hurst's Troop, with officers, 32. A few 
Safora Indians. 

Alex'r McCullogh gives up his Commission for Orange. Recom- 



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mends John Grey. Sherrif Dixon, Lieut. Col: not proper to Suc- 
ceed him. 

Hyde County, ColL Senclair's Reg'ts, 4 Companies, with officers, 
252. 

Coll: DeRosset's Regiment in Johnston County, 10 Companies, 
officers included & Troop of Horse, 893. No Indians. Indifferently 
aimed; must have Guns. Capt'n Person has resigned; Robt Cade, 
his Lieut, to Succeed him. 

Onslow County, Coll: John Starky. Regi'mt, 4 Companies, offi- 
cers included, 352. No Indians. No arms in store. 

Coll: Barrows' Regim't, for Beaufort County, 7 Companies, 587. 
The Coll: gives up; recommends Mr. Boyd, Lieut CoU., to succeed 
him ; Major Caruthers to be Lieut Coll. ; Capt'n Buck to be Major ; 
Mr. John- Handy to be Capt'n, and John Alderson to be a Capt'n in 
place of Capt'n Newman, who is infirm and desires to be excused. 
No Indians. No arms in the publick Store. In the County about 
50£ weight of powder and 150£ of large Shot 

Col: Rutherford's Regim't of Troop in Bladen Coimty, 441; a 
Troop of horse, 36. A new Company necessary to be made at Wag- 
gomas. James Row reconmiended for Capt'n. Drowner's ( ?) Creek 
on the Head of Little Pedee, 50, fuimishes a mixt crew, a lawless 
people fiUeth the Lands without patent or paying quit rente. Shot a 

Survey 'r for coming to view ( ?) Lands, being inclosed in great 

Swamps. Quakers to attend musters or Pay as in the Northern 
Counties. Fines not high Enough to oblige the Militia to attend 
musters. No arms, stores or Indians in the County. 

Major Payne, by Coll: Eaton, for Granville County, recommends 
John Martin to be Capt'n over part of Sugar Jones Com^pany, & 
Will'm Haris Rows Capt'n over the other part above Shaw's Road, 
and John Hawkins Capt'n over part of Rich'd Coleman's Company, 
& Will'm Johnston over part of Will'm Harris' Company, & Will'm 
Porter ( ?) Capt'n instead of Benjamin Sims, removed, & John 
Ferohack (?) in room of Osbom Jeffries, & Mr. Robert Hicks to be 
on the Commission of the Peace. 

Currytuck County, Coll. Shingold, 5 Companies, officers Included, 

345. Will'm Shingold to be Coll., Stephen Williams Lieut Coll., 

Robert Whitehall Major, Tho: Burgess in Room of Capt'n Davys, 

. John Woodhouse in room of Capt'n Caron, Jacob Farrows in room 

of Capt'n Job Carr. 



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CRAVEN COUNTY. 

A List of the Company of the North Shoee, Belong to Capt'n 
John Shine's District from the head of Broad Creek 
Down to the Mouth of the River. 



Capt'n John Shine. 

Newmon Dun, Lieutenant. 

John Edmonson, Ensign. 

William Vaughan, Clark. 

Farnef old Green, Sener, Seargant. 

Nicholas Harper. 

James Carraway, Seargant. 

John Biggs, Corporal. 

Joseph Edmonson, Corp. 

Selevens Justis, Corp. 10 

Charles Shuewolf, Corp. 

John Vendrick. 

Benjamin Gutroy. 

Peter Vendrick. 

John Brown. 

James Steward. 

Thomas Littell. 

Peter Hyman. 

Mickell Hyman. 

John Carraway, Sener. 10 

Nathan Bun. 

Isaac Hertherly. 

John Frankling. 

John Bedcoat. 

John Ackis. 

James Conneway. 

William Whitly. 

Thomas Eureton. 

Fumefold Green, Juner. 

Titus Green. 10 

Samuel Pasey. 

Wm. Russell. 

Fumefold Green. 

Wm. Carraway, Juner. 

Wm. Fulsher. 



Francis Bond. 

Frances Dawson, Senor. 

Frances Dawson, Junor. 

John Moor. 

Jonas Ejues. 10 

Ga. Johnson. 

Samuel Harper. 

Jacob Jones. 

Stephen Moor. 

Frances Delamar. 

Thomas Carraway. 

Thomas Simmons. 

Isaac Simmons. 

Jacob Grinder. 

James Eobarts. 10 

Jerey Johnson. 

Ben j amen Dotey. 

John Oliver. 

Francis Armstrong. 

John Bets. 

Wm. Bryant. 

Samuel Lucus. 

Thomas Delamar. 

Thos. Brown. 

John Fulsher. 10 

Henry Hovor. 

Thomas Shine. 

Anenty Moor. 

Ben j amen Hall. 

James Shine. 

David Edwards. 

John Good. 

James Fulford. 

Richard Fulshor. 

Daniel Vendrick. 10 



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A True List of Capt'n John Shine Company, taking by Wm. 
Vaughan, Clark, December the 6th, 1754. 

The hole Company of Just 70 men, 

Capt'n John Shine his Commission he had October the 9th ( ?) 
day, in the Year of our Lord 1761. 

JoHiNo Shine. 

December 8, 1754. 



Field Offioebs of the Regiment of Craven. 

Edward Griffith, Colo. 

Daniel Shine, Lieut Colo. 

Hardy Bryan, Major. 
Captains in Said R^ment 

Lewis Bryan. 

Thomas Graves. 

Joseph Bryan, 

John Shine, removed out of the County. 

Solomon Rew. 

Abner Neal. 

Arthur Johnston, no list returned. 

John Curruther, no list returned. 

John Islar. 

Cassin Brinson. 

Arms and Ammunition from his Majesty's Stores, None. 

Indian Nations in our Neighborhood, None. 



A LIST OF THE FlELD. OFFICERS^ CaPTAINS AND SuBALTERNS IN THE 

Regiment of Craven^ with the Date of their Commis- 
sions, AND THE Number of Men in each Company, includ- 
ing Officers; which List, when compleat, is to be re- 
turned TO His Excellency, the Governor: 

Date. No. of Men. 

January, 1766 — ^Edward Griffith' Colonel. 

Daniel Shine Lt-Colonel. 

Joseph Leech Major. 



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John Shine C. 

Newman Dunn L. 

John Edmondaon E. 70 

John laler C. 

William Isler L. 

Wnu Jones E. 72 

Lewis Bryan C. 

, L. 

, E. 97 

Cason Brinson C. 

Chris'r Dawson L. 

David Lewis E. 

Thomas Qraves C. 

Joseph Hannis L. 

John Fonvielle E. 94 

Joseph Bryan 0. 

John Hill L. 

John James E. 67 

Abner Neale C. 

James Hancock L. 

Stephen Wallis E. 

Frederick Jones Ca. 

For SoL Rew, DecM L. 

, E. 

Arthur Johnston C. 

, L. 

, E. 50 

John Camthere C. 30 

, L. 480 

: ^,E. 

lorsement) 

Eetams for Craven, 1756. 

892:17:8, Robertson. 
December 10th, 1754. 

The Date of Cap't John Isler's Commisison Ts from the Thirteenth 
% of April, In the year 1753. 



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The List op the Gentelmen Soloebs. 



William Isler, Liueten't 
William Jones, Ensign. 
Thomas Davis, Sergent 
Aaron Gooding, Sergent. 
John Stanland, Sergent. 
Benjamin Stanland. 
Gershrom Stanland. 
Samuel Fields. 
John Gilbart 
Mathew Wilks. 
Robert Howard, Jun'r. 
William Gilbart 
James Messer, Sener. 
John Koonce. 
Joseph Grolbart 
George Koonce. 
Phillip Miller, Jimr. 
Demcey Thomas. 
Edward Commins. 
Thomas Murphv. 
John Parker. 
Stephen Colbart 
Robert White, Sen'r. 
Abraham Sanderson. 
William Callom. 
Joseph Davis. 
Gabrel Riggens. 
Edward Frost 
John Worsley. 
Jacob Remm. 
Benjamin Harrison. 
John Colbart. 
Jacob Reasonhover. 
Richard Fields. 
Tsack Mackey. 
John Jones. 
John Yates, 



William Sanderson. 

Patterson Golbert. 

Robert White, Juner. 

Daniel West 

John Taylor. 

William Randal. 

John West 

Melcher Remm. 

John Lavender. 

Michael Koonce. 

John Hudler. 

Jonathan Sanderson. Junr. 

Solomon Dawaty. 

Hennery Ball. 

Thomas Deen. 

Thomas Fookes (?). 

Tones Parker. 

Andrew Cohoon. 

Barned Howard. 

William Chaney. 

William Davis. 

John Davis. 

James Graves. 

Edward Price. " 

Jacob Bell. 

James Taylor. 

Joseph Remm. 

Tobias Koonce. 

John Brian. 

Benjamin Gilbart 

Benjamin Messer. 

John Hntson. 

Edward Bush. 

Samuel Howard. 

Gosper Granad. 

Moses Green. 

Samuel Colbart 



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(Endorsement) 

Destrict North side Trent River from Iliggans' Bridge to the 
head of said river. 

Cap't Lewis Bryan. 



A List of the Company of foot from Mr. James Maokilwean's 

MILL ON MaULe's RuN AND UPWARDS TO YE CoVNTY LiNE BE- 
TWEEN Craven and Johnston Counties: 



John Halingsworth. 
Jacob Johnson. 
Garat Johnson. 
Will'm Peters. 
Benjamin Sanderson. 
Will'm Gorald. 
Walter Jones. 
James Gorald. 
Andrew Johnson. 
Augusten More. 
Abraham Cocks. 
Banjamin Brown. 
Benjamin Beasley. 
Benjamin Cocks. 
Benjamin Blount 
Clement Dyson. 
Charles TTolingsworth. 
Caleb Wigens. 
Dines Canon. 
David Ciimings. 
Edward Canon. 
Francis Amul. 
Granbery Honley. 
George Charlton. 
Haris Yeoman. 
Hezekiah Smith. 
Harry Smith. 
Henry Gibens, Sin'r. 
Henry Gibens, Jun'r. 
John Barber. 



William Duberty. 

Charles Smith. 

John Ceilings. 

John Amul. 

Aron Cocks. 

Abraham Peters. 

Absalom Tuton. 

Anthony Wherrey. 

Jeremiah Honley. 

Jacob Vanpelt. 

John Oatreket 

Jonas Griifen. 

Isaac Carter. 

John Halle. 

John Tannt. 

James Harbert. 

John Griifen. 

Joseph McReal (or McKeal). 

Joseph Bryan. 

Joseph Durham. 

John Taylor. 

Mason Phillips. 

Peter Anderson. 

Peter Low. 

Robert Allen. 

Samuel Saterwhit 

Solomon Peters. 

Samuel Rite. 

Samuel Branton. 

Thomas Phillips. 



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Joshua Bunkham. 
Joseph Jackson. 
Joseph Letchworth. 
John Beasley. 
John Yeoman. 
Joseph Booten. 
James Leigh. 
John Mixon. 
Jacob Johnson. 
James Taylor. 
John Bayn. 
John Pringle. 
John Anderson. 
James Gallaway. 
John Philips. 
James Anderson. 
John Chapmen. 
Thomas Sutton. 



Tuke Taylor. 
Thomas More. 
Thomas Bass. 
Thomas Fish. 
Thomas Yeoman. 
Wiirm Clark. 
Will'm Lewis. 
Wiirm Barber. 
Wm. Beasly. 
Wm. Booten. 
Wm. Gorald. 
Wm. Mickson. 
Wm. Leigh. 
Wm. Ream. 
Wm. Ray. 
Wm. Butler. 
Wm. Rigbe. 
Wm. Johnson. 
Wm. Benect 



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Taken the 25th day of October, 1754, By me, 
My Commission is Dated Anno domini 1747. 



Lewis Bbyan. 



A LIST OF THE MeLETIA COMMANDED BY JoSEPH BeYAN IN CrAVBN 

County^ Belonging to Coln. Edwd. Griffith's Ridgembnt. 



Capt Joseph Bryan. 
John Hill, Lieutenant 
John James, Insign. 
Lazarus Pearce, Sargeant 
John Hartley, Sargeant. 
William Nelson, Sargeant 
Taaac Barrenton, Corporell. 
Andrew Morgan, Corporell. 



Private Men. 



Guns St Swordi. 



Richard Hart, 
Nicholis Lawly, 
Thomas Sartis, 
Jacob Miller, 
Francis Nash, 
Edw. Gatlin, Jim., 
Christion Tpock, 



Robt Ring (King), Corporell. James Willis, 



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Private Men. Guns & Swords. 

Abraham Warren, 
George Fisher, 
John James, Junr., 
Thomas Wane, 
Moses Amol, 
John Bishop, 
Martin Hagin, 
James Eeel, 
David Dunn, 
Joshua Eeel, 
John Wane, 
Joseph James, 
Starkwell Bright, 
Thomas Walding, 
Edw. Gatlin, Junr., 
John Gatlin, Junr., 
John Gatlin, genr., 



Private Men. 

William Gatlin, 
James Arthor, 
Isaac Barrenton,Jr., 
Ben j amen Prescote, 
Fisher Gaskins, 
Henry Jones, 
Thomas Gaskins, 
Joshua Hill, 
John Williams, 
John Lewis, 
Robt Wilson, 
Samuell Lukis, 
Dennis Perdoe, 
John Thomas, 
Francis Surls, 
James Moor, Drummer. 



Guns &, Swords. 



The men haye all got Powder and Lead according to Law. 

October ye 9th, 1766. 

JOHN GATLTN, Clk. 



A Tbtte List of the Melitia. 



Capt Jos: Bryan. 
Jno. Hill, Lieutenant. 
Jno. Jams, Insign. 
Lazrs. Pearce, Sarg. 
Wm. Nelson, Sarg. 
Jno. Hartly, Sarg. 
Andrew Morgin, Corpriel. 
Jno. Bryan, Cor. 
Isaac Barrenton, Cor. 
Jos. King, Corpral. 
Richard Harte. 
Thomas Bonner. 
Nicholas Lawley. 
Zebulon Rice. 
22—21 



Thos. Farlis. 
Fras: Nash. 
Jacob Miller. 
Edwd. Gatlin, Junr. 
Christia Mock. 
James Willis. 
Abraham Worran. 
Geo: Fisher. 
William Pardue. 
Jno. James, Junr. 
Thomas Wane. 
Moses Emul. 
Martin Whitford. 
Frac. Sirls. 



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Thomas Matchett 
Jno. Bushop. 
Martin Hagon. 
Samuel Lukus. 
John James. 
David Dun. 
James Reele. 
Joshua Reele. 
Thos. Fisher. 
John Wane. 
Joseph James. 
Stockel Bright 
Robt Caulahane. 
Thos. Waldon. 
Edw: Gatlin, Senr. 
John Gatlin, Senr. 
John Gatlin, Junr. 
Wm. Gatlin. 
Edmond Wigins. 
John Wigins. 
Edmond Wigins. 

October, 1754. 

A true List Pr. Me. 



James Arthor. 

Samll. Granbery. 

Joseph King, Junr. 

Jeremiah King. 

Robt King. 

Isaac Barrington, Jimr. 

Stephen Hill. 

Benja. Present 

Jno. Kemp. 

Fisher Gaskins. 

Jas. Kemp. 

Wm. Williams. 

Joshua Hill. 

Jno. Williams. 

Jno. Lewis. 

Jno. AmuU. 

Peter Hand. 

Robt Wilson. 

Jno. Rusell. 

Joseph James. 

Michael McCarty. 67. 

JNO. GATLIN, Clerk. 



(Endorsement). Date of the Comms. April 14th, 1763. 
District from upper Bro. Creek to Molls Run. 



No. Carolina. New Bern, April 16th, 1758. 

List of the Craven County Troop of Horse Commanded by 
Captain Peter Rutgers. 

Peter Rutgers Captain. 

James Parkinson Lieutenant. 

Benejah Dotey Corronet 

Ephraim Lane Qr. Master. 



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John HoUoway. 

John Parkinson. 

Thomas Tyre, Jiinr. 

Benjamin Griffin. 

Spencer Betts. 

John Smith. 

GeoTge Hays. 

John Daniel Metslow. 

Sfonnel Lawson. 

Samuel Blackford. 

Patrick Kennady. 

Thomas Tyre, Senr. 

Wm. Bastin Whitford. 

Elijah McCoy. 

Perrigan CJox. 

Kittrell Mondine. 

Thomas Leech. 

Wm. Mansfield Lipscomb. 

John M. Graw. 



Isaac Nan Dam. 
Samuel Slade, Jr. 
James Stevenson. 
Jacob Blacklidge. 
Joseph Coart 
Antapass Tuesdell. 
Samuel Branton. 
Richard Seatle. 
Wm. Brice Fonveille. 
Mathew Arthur. 
Nathaniel Richardson. 
James Jarrell. 
John Griffin. 
John Bryan* 
Andrew Moyers. 
Thomas Murphy. 
Jacob Taylor. 
Martin Worsley. 
John Kemegee. 



38. 



By Order. 

JAMES GREEN, JR., Clerk. 
(Endorsement). List of the Troop. 



JfORTH CAROLINA— Craven CorNXY. 

A List of a Foot Company of Soldiers Commanded by Capt. 
Thomas Graves, by Commission Bearing Date the Sixtji 
of January, 1751, for the district from The Lower side 
OP Sow WEST Crick to The Town Bounds. 

Joeeph Hannis Lefftenaiit 

John Fonvielle Insign. 

Benjamin Griffin Sargent. 

Samuel Pope Sargent. 

John Macf ashon Sargent. 

Samuel Berry Corprol. 

Luke BuBsel . . , ,..,.., Corprol, 



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William Trewhit 
Jabiz Mot ' 
John Yeats. 
James Caddel. 
John Jones. 
William Jones. 
Fountain Lane. 
Nathan Ward. 
Joseph Pringle. 
Ephraim Lane. 
Daniel Wilson. 
John Heath. 
Henry Heath: 
David Herring. 
Thos. Coatman. 
Comelious Loftin. 
Wm. Lambsdell. 
Joseph Price. 
Robert Taylor. 
John Slade. 
Wm. Sivell. 
Samuel Mackubins. 
Joseph Hall, Junr. 
John Humphrey. 
Benjamin Lane. 
James Green, Junr. 
Matthew Mason. 
Benoni Loftin. 
Edward Clerck. 
Thomas Stephens. 
John Taylor, Junr. 
Abrim Taylor. 
John Cox. 
Thomas Hammond. 
George Lane. 

* * * d H. 
Richard Carlton. 
Luke Russel. 
Wm. Vamelson, 



Samuel GriflSn. 
Aws Powel. 
William Wiggins. 
Wm. Brioe Fonvielle. 
Absolem Taylor. 
David Fonvielle. 
Joseph Sherrod. 
Owin Dohety. 
Daniel Dohety. 
John Carmack. 
Neal Watson. 
Joseph Trewhit 
Edward Cox. 
George Lane. 
Samuel Berry. 
Elisha Cox. 
Elisha Cox, Jimr.. 
William Stringer. 
John More. 
George Metis. 
Cemme Mew. 
Arther Barronow. 
Jacob Griffin. 
Samuel Herring. 
James Herring. 
Matthew GtxKlvine. 
Richard Johnson. 
Thomas Rutter. 
Peter Handy. 
John Dep. 
William Mecoy. 
Willis Mecoy. 
John Cooper. 
Francis Nun. 
John Amil. 
John Lane. 
John Taylor. 
Richard Humphrey. 
Wm. Humphrey. 



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Solomon Beasley. 
John R068. 
Samuel Slade, Junr. 
George Pope, Jimr. 
Ambros Fields. 
Moses Davis. 



Frs. Fonvielle. 
John Bi^yant 
Samuel Griffis. 
Houard Mackubin. 
Azeriah Richason. 



94. 



A treu List Taken the 15th of October, 1754, by me. 

FARNIFOLD GREEN, Clerk. 

(Endorsement) Militia List of Craven County, 1751. Capt. 
Thos. Graves' List 



CHOWAN COUNTY. 
A List of Men Commanded by Capt. 



25th of NoVb, 1754. 



Lewis, Taken the 



John Lewis. 
Charles Roberts. 
Wm. Bond. 
John Jordan. 
Wm. Winham. 
Thomas Jones. 
Shadriach Powell. 
John Parish. 
Thomas Hoskins. 
Charles Jordan. 
Lewis Jordan. 
Abraham Harris. 
Thomas Muns. 
Saml. Woodard. 
Brian Byrom. 
Anthony Jones. 
Jacob Ellis. 
Paul White. 
Solomon White. 
Edd. Halsey. 
Daniel Halsey. 



Saml McGuire. 
Lewis Jones. 
Saml Hix. 
Jacob Privet 
Micajah Bunch. 
John Jones. 
Wm. Ashly. 
Richard Woodard. 
Josiah Small. 
James Quin. 
Wm. Mums. 
.Saml. Farlee. 
John Hix. 
John Lewis, Junr. 
David Ambross. 
Miles Halsey. 
Ismael Bunch. 
Mathias Fullerton. 
Saml. Hale. 
Jesse Bunch. 
Stephen Creech. 



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John Bryn. 
Jos. Harris* 
John Evens. 
James Salenger, 
Edwd. Woodard. 
Thomas Hulard. 
David Boosh. 
Isaac William. 
Jesse Amboss. 
John Thompson. 
Wm. Steward. 
John Baccus. 
Patrick Hix. 
(Endorsement). 



Richard Glawan. 
John Cleland. 
Abraham Nophilate. 
Wm. Jones. 
Simon Parker. 
John Pettyrove. 
John Hoskins. 
Malachi Weston. 
■Wm. Weston. 
Thomas Weston. 
Thomas Jones, Junr. 
In all 66 men. 



Chowan, 1754. 



A List of Men Commanded by Capt. Miles Gale, Taken the 
25th of Nov., 1754. 



James Luten, 
Thomas Bonner, 




Joseph Blount, 1 
Charles Blount, 1 


John Ross, 




Solomon King, 1 


John McKildo, 
Samuel Davis, 




Wm. Jackson, 1 
Robert Jackson, 1 


Richard Rogers, 




Jacob Morrel, 1 


John Bennett, 
John Robinson, 




Joseph Hues, 1 
Aurt Elbinson, 1 


Daniel Goldsmith, 




Wm. Luten, 1 


Wm. Bonner, 




John Arnold, 1 


Thomas Bonner, 




John Astie, 1 


John Rnmboiigh, 
Jeremiah Mitchiner, 




John Cooper, 1 
Robert Wallace, 1 


Wm. Budham, 




Thomas Hoskins, 1 


John Luten, 
Thomas Luten, 




James Hurst, 1 
John Holehflm, 1 


Nathaniel Howeut, 




Robert Gibson, 1 


George Liles, 
James Hubbard, 




James Swinson, 1 
Abel Miller, 1 


John Clealand, 




James Price, 1 



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Arthur Allen, 




. Caleb Gardner, 1 


Joseph Champion, 




James Gardner, 1 


Francis Foye, 




Wm. Jones, 1 


Samuel Luten, 




Thomas Egilston, 1 


Elisha Parker, 




Henderson Luten. 1 


Wm. Reed, 




Richard Smith, 1 


John Vann, 




John Stockley, 1 


Milwin Dickes 




Lewis Jones, 1 


John Jones, 




Saml. Gregory, 1 


Anthony, Jones, 




Thomas Hacket, 1 


John Hubbard, 




In all 62 men. 


Eobert Williams, 






Capt: Miles Gale's 


List (62) 


Men. 



A List of Men Commandkd by Capt. James Alston, Takbn 

25th Nov., 1754. 



Joseph Speight 
Wm. Roddick. 
Robert Rogers. 
Andrew Mathis. 
Demcy Parker. 
Wm. Dilday. 
Wm. Vann. 
Wm. Powell. 
James Phelps. 
John Kittrell, Jimr. 
Saml. Kittrell. 
Francis Parker. 
Robert Rogers. 
Wm. Rogers. 
Joseph Rogers. 
John Warters. 
Samuel Williams. 
Saml. Wells. 
John Batha. 
James Wells. 
Saml. Wells, Senr. 



Wm. Mathis. 
Edward Brumegn. 
John Hambleton. 
Henry Morgan. 
Henry Speight 
Joseph Ellis. 
Stephen Parker. 
Jesse Williams. 
John Kittrell. 
John Benton. 
John Benton, Junr. 
Joseph Hines. 
Moses Bird. 
John Hines. 
Moses Hines. 
Elijah Benton. 
Elijah Bird. 
Caleb Poison. 
Elisha Parker. 
Richard Parker. 
John Moor. 



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John Waiters. 
Joseph Thompson. 
Henry Dilday. 
Edwd. Vann. 
Danl. Rogers. 
John Arline. 
Nicholas King. 
John Connor. 
Demsey Odnm. 
Richard Baker. 
Thomas Baker. 
Jonathan Baker. 
Titus Boyce. 
Jacob Boyce. 
Wm. Warters. 
Solomon Craford. 
Fracis Doughty. 
Demsey Doughty. 
Wm. Doughty. 
Moses Parker. 



Wm. Moor. 
Daniel Parker. 
Isaac Parker. 
Robert Parker. 
Willis Williams. 
Moses Boyce. 
Saml. Williams. 
Gregory Goff. 
Wm. Vann. 
Henry Dilday. 
Benj. Brown. 
James Brown. 
George Demsey. 
George Williams. 
John Maderay. 
James Wills. 
Moses Benton. 
John Benton. 
Wm. Hase. 
Joseph Fig. 
In all 82 men. 



Chowan County. 

Sib: I Received your Excellency's Command Dated the 4th of 
last Month Relating to the Militia of Chowan County, in Obedience 
to which I have herewith Transmitted to you, Everything therein 
Mentioned in the best manner it was in my Power. 

Ist. I have Enclosed to your Excellency the Most Exact Muster 
Roll of the Regiment under my Command I could Possibly Obtain. 

2d. I have also Enclosed to you A list of the Several field Officers 
and Captains in My Regiment According to their Seniority and the 
best Description of the Several Districts of Each Company I could 
get from the Captains. 

3d. I have herein taken Notice of what Captains are Dead or 
r^noved Which is only Capt. James Jarlee that is dead, therefore I 
could Not come properly at the Description of his District nor the 
Date of his Commission. But there is none remov'd out of their 
Districts That I can be Inform'd off under My Command. I can't 
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Deceased, if my Observations on the 4th Article Should take place. 
But if they- do not, I recommend Wm. Walton to Supply his Post 

4th. The Regiment I now Command wants some Regulations in 
it as your Excellency will Observe from the Several lists now Re- 
turn' d, for Some Companys are about 57 Men, Others 125, and one 
189 which Are no ways in Proportion. What I would Observe on 
this Article is That after your Excellency hath Appointed Such 
Captains as you shall think proper, I would advise to leave a Blank 
In Each Commission only to Describe the District & bounds of Each 
Company & to make them Consist as Near as possible of about 80 
Men Each, Including Officers, which then will allow of one Captain 
more to be added, & it would be much more Commodious & Agreeable 
To the People in General, and the Several Companys would be very 
full. 

5th. There are no Arms in his Majesty's Stores Belonging to My 
Regiment, But as to Ammunition there is 400 pounds weight of 
Bullets and Swan Shot, and there is an Order of the last Chowan 
County Court to Purchase 100 weight of Gim Powder at the Ex- 
pence of the County & that is all. 

6th. There has no Defects Occur'd to me on the Militia Law, 
But the Small Allowance to the Officers & the Extravagant ones 
allow'd to Common Soldiers. 

7th. There is but one Indian Nation in Chowan County, \\Tiich 
are Called the Chowan Indians. But their Strength is Nothing, 
and their Condition very Deplorable By the Artifice & Cunning of 
Some of their Neighbors. I am Informed they Consist of Two Men 
and five women & Children which Two white meri would at any 
time Overcome. 

I Shall leave the foregoing Remarks to your More wise & prudent 
Consideration. 

I am Sir, with the greatest regard & Esteem, 

Your Excellency's Most Obedient and very Humble Servt.., 

JAS. CRAVEN. 

Edenton, December the 7th Day, 1754. 

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esqr. 

(Endorsement) 
To His Excellency, Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Governor & Commander 
in Chief, &c., In North Carolina. 



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NORTH CAROLINA: 

A List of the 
Frederick Gregg, Capt. 
John Dickson, Lent 
Samnel McRae^ Comp. 
John Miller, Quarter Master. 
Thos Kenan, dr. 

Wm. Wright 
Archd. Houston. 
Zebulon Hollinsworth. 
Felix Keenan. 
Abraham Moulton. 
James Ratliff. 
Chas. Gavin. 
Saml. Gavin. 
Edwd. Matchet 
John Moore. 
Wm. McCann. * 
Hugh McCann. 
Manual Lozier. 
Jere Holdon. 
Patrick Fitsmooris. 



Duplin Teoop, Viz. : 

James Cookes. 
James Cook. 
Jos. Ken. 
Wm. Leacock. 
Gteorge Miller. 
Mosses Tiller. 
Antony Miller. 
Antony Cook. 
Peter Frederick. 
James Mears. 
Isaac C. Daniel. 
Frederick A. Daniel. 
Ebulan Cook. 
Izac ( ?) Savidge. 
Robert Kiiowls. 
John Goss ( ?) 
John Matchet 
Richard Miller. 
John Cook, Senr. 



The above is a True Copy from the Inlisting paper. 

FREDR. GREGG, Capt 
No Arms nor Ammunition belonging to His Majesty's Stores are 
In this Troop. 

(Endorsement) 

A List of the Duplin Troop. 



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May It please your Excellency: 

The above is as exact List as possibly can make out at present^ for 
as the three first Captains have not returned their Lists was obliged 
to guess at the number of their men and believe 1 am rather less than 

more. Edwd. Powers having resigned must desire of G. 

his Lieutn. Robert Cade. The people are in general very 



poorly armed, however, there are few but have Gunns, and being an 
Liland^ County & no nations of Indians near, it is not much exposed. 
The fines in the militia Laws are not high enough nor the times of 
mustering frequent enough, and the pay of the Soldiers in Case of 
Invasion or going to the Assistance of the neighboring colonys too 
great 

In the Commissions to the Caps of horse they ought to be com- 
manded to obey the orders of the CoU. of the County in the same 
manner as the Capt of Foot, for many reasons obvious from the face 
of the Militia Law and the nature of things. 

These remarks are humbly submitted to Yr. Excellency's better 
judgment and were made only in pursuance of your orders. 

I am Yr. Excellency's most Dutifull & Obedient Servt, 

LEWIS DeROSSET. 

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Capt General & Gk)vr. 
in Chief cet of North Carolina. 



A Tbue Copy of Capt. James Wooten's Muster List. 

Malachi Hinton, Lieiit EmaniweU Earp. 

Aron Rogers, Ensn. John Ward. 

Drury Rogers, Sergt Joseph Hayes. 

Phillip Thomas, Sergt John Cocks. 

Drury Vinson, Sergt. Jacob Delk. 

James Jordin, Corpl. Michael Curtis. 

John Snipes, Corpl. James Paterson. 

George Ward, Corpl. Thomas Wood. 

Isham Rogers, Drmr. Benjamin Wood. 

William Johnson. Samuel Colins. ^ 

Jeathrow Woodard. John Rabun. 

Luke Earp. Richard Rabun. 



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William Wilder. 
Edward Hocut. 
Robert Trawick. 
Richard Homes. 
Roland Comolas. 
William Elintx)n. 
Malachi Wimberly. 
John Watson. 
Thomas Tomlinson. 
William Honoycut 
Michael Adkinson. 
Joseph Bonit 
John Starling. 
Mica j ah Onel. 
Michael Rogers. 
Joab Wilder. 
John Wilder. 
William Snipes. 
Robert Duck. 
William Duck. 
Robert Duck. 
Timothy Duck. 
James Branan. 
Joseph Earp. 
Demcy Welch. 
Giden Homes. 
Joshua Earp. 
John Nowel. 
Jesse Wooten. 
Thomas Toungblood. 

(Endorsement) 
All belonging to Johnston. 



Thomas Earp. 
John Earp. 
Mial Wilder. 
Ilopkin Wilder. 
Michael Morril. 
Jeremiah Wells. 
Absalam Harwood. 
James Maxwell. 
Robert Wilder. 
William Wall. 
William Hocut. 
Lewis Liles. 
Lewis Bryan. 
I^wis Jordin. 
Richard Rabun. 
William Hinton. 
Nathaniel Wilder. 
Samuell Delk. 
William Honoycut. 
William Houghton. 
Benjamin Cash. 
Moses Williams. 
Demcy Ward. 
James Earp. 
Henry Earp. 
John Eddino. 
William Simpson. 
John Honoycut 
Willis Counsil. 



A TBUE List of axl the Soldiers belonging to the Coi^ipany 

UNDEB My Command, Vist.: WILLIAM BRAY. 

Joshua White, Lieutenant. Benjamin Daudge, Serjeant. 

Lamuel Halstead, Serjeant. Absalom Tx^gett, Ensign. 

Gideon Whitehurst, Serjeant. Willis Etheridge, Corporal. 



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William Ferebee, Corporal. 

Willoughby Daudge, Corporal. 

John Simmons, Drummer. 

Samuel Bernard, Seignior. 

Grif oth Gregory. 

Caleb Ch h. 

William n, Junior. 

Jere 

Henry Perkins. 

John Perkins. 

Samuel * * * ^ Seignior. 

Abner * * * * 

John * * * * 

James Fink. 

James Biggs. 

Amos Etheridge. 

John Barber. 

Caleb Etheridge. 

Caleb Bell. 

William Lee. 

Thomas Perkins. 

Robert Brooks. 

William MunCreef. 

Samuel Jones. 

Thomas Fenton. 

Thomas Glasgow. 

Phillips Cays. 



Samuel Bernard, Junior. 
Caleb Glasgow. 
Cornelius Grigory. 
Peter Morisset 
Thomas Hutchins. 
Peter Daudge. 
Solomon Perkins. 
Jonathan \\Tiite. 
Silvester Varden. 
Jeremiah Toms. 
Josiah Lee. 
John Ba * * * 
John Etheridge. 
Samuel Lee, Junior. 
Solomon Etheridge. 
Joseph Poyner. 
Robert HeatL 
Thomas Havord. 
Joshua Taylor. 
Asa Simmons. 
Thomas Ferebee. 
Malachi Lee. 
Peter Ferebee. 
Luke Barnard. 
John Ellis. 
John Hughs. 
Willough MunCreef. 



This List Contains 510 Common Soldiers Besides oiBcers. 

WILLIAM BRAY. 



Obanoe County. 
May it Please your Excellenly, 

I had the honour of a Collo. Commission for Orange County, but 
as it lies at a grait Distance, and verv inconvenient for me to Act, 
beg leave to resign ; the properest person to Act in that Commission 
who lives in the County is one John Gray who is SheriflF of sd. Coun- 



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ty; there is one Dixon who now is Lieutenant CoUo. who is not very 
proper I think to bear the Commission, but your Excellency is the 
beat Judge. I am, may it please your ExcelPn, 

Your Excellencys Most obed. Hble Serv't, 

ALEXR. M. CULLOCK 
New Bern, 19 December, 1764. 



ORANGE COUNTY. 

To His Excellency, Arthur Dobbs, Esqr., Gov^r & Commander in 
Chief in & over the province of No. Carolina : 
Sib: Pursuant to your Excellency's Instructions of the 27th of 
January last to me directed, as Lieut Colonel of the Regiment of 
Orange, I have returned the list of Officers with the Xumber of 
Private Men in each of the Companies that Appeared at the Gteneral 
Musters. 

Mark Morgan had Notice of his being Appointed Capt., but did 
not Attend to be qualified. 

Michael Dickson, not being of Ability of Body, Desired to be ex- 
ensed. 

John Gordon, Esqr., was present when the other Officers ware 
Qualified, but refused to except of the Captain's Commission. 

Laurence Thompson, Esqr., having been by a late Commission 
appointed Capt of a Troop of Horse, did not Qualify to the Com- 
mission in the Foot 
Robert Harper Moved to South Carolina last Sumer. 
Bobert Little was Qualified, but by an Indisposition in the fam- 
ily could not Possibly give his Company Notice to be at the Muster. 
If it suits your Excellency's Pleasure, I humbly Conceive would 
be agreeable to Appoint the following Persons, in the place of those 
Captains that are wanting. To wit: 

John Patterson, Esqr., and Thomas Loyd, in the Room of Mark 
Morgan, whose Company was too large. 

Laurence Rambo, in the Room of Captains Gordon and Dickson, 
whose Companies ware too Small. 
William Lee, in the Room of Robert Harper. 
The Districts are not so regular as they may be for the ease of the 



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People, but as there is no Colonel Appointed, and so many of the 
Captains not Qualify'd, I thought it suitable to Postpone the affair 
till your Excellency's Pleasure is further known. 

I shall take care, so far as I am capable, to Discipline the Regi- 
ment under my Care, but as I am not well acquainted in the Law of 
the Army (?) and Military Affairs, am Doubtful of answering the 
Design, which this great trust was Reposed in me. And would There- 
fore humbly request your Excellency's favour in Excusing me from 

* * * in that station any longer, believing there are others in 
the County More Capable, Namely, Laurence Thompson, Esqr., and 

* * * Alexander Mebane. 

Inclosed with the list above Mentioned comes a list of Captain 
Thompson's troop of light Horse. 

So wishing your Excellency much Happiness in the Administra- 
tion of your Government, I take leave to subscribe my self, with the 
greatest Respect, 

Tour Excellency's Most Faithful and Ready Servant, 

JOSIAS DICKSOK 
Orange, April the 12th, 1766. 

( Endorsement. ) 
To His Excellency, Arthur Dobbs, Esqr., Capt General and Gov- 
ernor in Chief in and "over the Province of North Carolina. 
John Bond, Esqb., M.. D. 
Caeolina Jones. 



ONSLOW COUNTY. 

In obedience to your Excellency's Command, T answer to the sev- 
erall articles to me transmitted, as follows : 

To the first article, I answer, T refer to the fifth annexed. 

To the second, as to the above article. 

To the third, Richard Wallace removed, Joseph Ward proposed to 
succeed as lieutenant in Capt Ward's Company. 

To the fourth, leave that to your Excellency. 

To the fifth, never was any. 

To the sixth, the legislature can best judge ; only if some officers 
in each Company at certain times where to examine each house & 



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see that they had arms & armunition, as the law directs, l>oth those 
that are exempt from muster as those that are enlisted. 
To the last article, no indian in our Coimty. 

JOHN STARKEY. 



Onslow County Regiment of Militia Consists of — 

John Starkey, Colonel, 

EdVd Ward, Sen'r, lieutenant Colonell, 

EdVd Ward, Jun'r, majer, 
Field Officers. 

The white oak Company's district, from the northern bound of 
the county to Bear Creek, consists of 75 men, 4 Serjants, 2 Corpor- 
alls & 1 drumer. Stephen Lee, Capt 

The North East Company's district, from Bear Creek to the No. 
E't branch of New River, having 58 men, 1 Corporall, 1 drumer. 
Rich'd Ward, Capt 

The North West Company's district, from the North east of New 
River bound to the South west branch, having 89 men, 3 Serjants, 
2 Corporalls, 2 drumers. John Shacleford, Capt. 

The South west Company's district, from the South west of New 
River along the Sound to the South bounds of the County, having 
94 men, 3 Serjants. Tho. Hicks, Capt 

White Oak Company, 75 men. Stephen Lee, Capt. 

North East do, 58 men. Rich'd Ward, Cap'n. 

North West do, 89 men. John Shacleford, Cap'n. 

South West do, 94 men. Tho : Hicks, Cap'n. 



In all 316 privates, exclusive of the officers. 
The lists annexed are what has been lent to me from the severall 
Captains. 

JOHN STARKEY. 



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List of Capt. Stephen Lee's Company on Whiteoak Riveb, 

BELONGING TO Coi.L. JoiTN StAKKEy's ReGIMENT IN OnSLOW 

County. 



Peter Starkev 1 

William Iladnot 2 

William Howard 3 

James Biveiis 4 

Henry Elliot 5 

Edward Wall 6 

Pheneas Stephens 7 

Richard Stephens 8 

John Parrot 9 

Thomas Owens 10 

Benjamin Owens 11 

Owen James 12 

Joseph Hull 13 

Samuel Green 14 

Emmanuel Jones 15 

William Jones 16 

Thomas Collins 17 

John Buma]) 18 

Matthias Johnston 19 

Stephen Hawkins 20 

Joseph Hawkins 21 

Gideon Hawkins 22 

Anthony Mitehel 23 

John Spieer 24 

Thomas Perry 25 

Samuel Jones 26 

John Cahoon 27 

Henry Edens 28 

Edward Burk 29 

Benjamin Stevens 30 

Richard Williamson 31 

William Tlarbert 32 

Richard Westbrook 33 

Thomas Knights 34 

Jfathaniel Hancock 35 



Thomas Morris 36 

Edmund Tliorle 37 

William Cook 38 

Thomas Webb 39 

Alex'r Grant 40 

Rol^ert Wambeldy 41 

Ralph Ewes 42 

William Jameson 43 

David Dudley 44 

William Dudley 45 

John Wells 46 

Joseph Wells 47 

Nathaniel Wells 48 

William Bumap 49 

Peter Arnold 50 

Isaac Burnap 51 

Isaac Evans 52 

George Bullock 53 

Samuel Simpson 54 

Jebes Ellis 55 

Robert Simpson 56 

Lewas Trott, Sen'r 57 

Lewis Trott, Jun'r . ....... 58 

Philip Dunahow 59 

Jacob Bedel 60 

Isaac Bedel 61 

John Simpson 62 

John Warbarton 63 

John Porkabile 64 

Samuel Pierson 65 

Jeremiah Pierson 66 

Silivan Pierson 67 

Gabriel Waters 68 

John Waters 69 

James Akins 70 



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Richard Field 71 

Smith Field 72 

William Gipson 73 

Sergts. 

Theophilus Weeks, 
Anthony Charlescraft, 
John Howell, 
Richard Pitts, 



Isaac Gipson 74 

Jno : Booth Hiiton 7r> 

Ric'd Oldfield /( 

CorpFs. 

Peter Badcock, 
Samuel Spearman, 
James Rook, Dnimmer. 



At a Mustek on Tuesday, the 12th of Maech, Anno Dom. 1754. 

Present: Capt. Stephen Lee, Lieutenant Solomon Grants Ensign 
John Dudley. 

Then it was Ordered by Capt. Stephen Lee tliat the Company 
should meet at Jonathan Milton's on the No. E't of New River, on 
Tuesday, the Second day of April next, in Order to join the rest oi 
the Companys belonging to Coll. John Starkey's Reg't at a General 
Muster, in order to Improve them in their Exercise. 

Vera Copia, Test Char: Hay, Clk. Comp^. 

( Endorsement ) 

List of Capt Stephen Lee's Company on Whiteoak River, 1754. 

Wm. Askins, 1 Wolf. 
• Tho's Roberts, 1 Cat 

Mickell Russle, 1 Do. 



NORTH CAROLINA— Onslow County. 

A Mustek Roll of Fobces, retaken at Henry Rhodes' on Fri- 
day^ the 25th of October, 1754, To Serve as AIimtta ix A 
Regiment of Foot, commanded by the Honokablk Colo- 
nel John Staekey, Esqr., in (Lvptain Tho. Hicks' own 
Company, Viz. : 



1. Sam'l Alexander, Sergeant 5. 

2. Thos. Alberton, Sergeant 6. 

3. Thomas Beasley, Sergeant 7. 

4. Daniel Hicks. 8. 



James Henderson. 
John Heidelbnrg. 
Joseph Loyd. 
Richard Tomson. 



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9. James Tomsoiu 

10. (Jeorge Cooper. 

11. Daniel Raynor. 

12. Nathaniel Hedgman. 

13. William Loyd. 

14. George Jenkins. 

15. Thomas Butler. 

16. Horatio James. 

17. John Gurganis. 

18. Adam Keeling. 

19. Richard Barber. 

20. Hugh Gray. 

21. John Roberts. 

22. Nicholas Ruark. 

23. Daniel Mashboum. 

24. Ambrose Hill. 

25. James Padget 

26. John Brinton. 

27. Thomas Nicholas. 

28. James Alberton. 

29. Charles Strout 

39. Henry Fountain. 

31. Jonathan Foimtain. 

32. Michael Williams. 

33. James Waltham. 

34. John Averrild. 

35. Thomas Rhodes. 

36. Henry Jenkins. 

37. John Phillips. 

38. Thomas Loyd. 
93. James Cranford. 

40. John King. 

41. Javis Bump. 

42. Anthony Moor. 

43. Samuel Mashboum. 

44. Benjamin Shepard. 
46. Peter Poory. 

46. Henry Bishop, Jr, 

47. John Gray. 



48. Solomon Rhodes. 

49. John Crawford. 

50. Jacob Strout 

51. Lewis Jenkins. 

52. William Fountain. 

53. Peter Costin. 

54. William King. 

55. Thomas Evans. 

56. Mathew James. 

57. William Bishop. 

58. John Padget. 

59. William Reynolds. 

60. Stephen Costin. 

61. William Moor. 

62. Henry Bishop. 

63. George Shepard. 

64. William Marchment 

65. Charles Williamson. 

66. John Haws. 

67. Nathaniel Averitt 

68. John Costin. 

69. Thomas Bracher. 

70. Elias Eaden. 

71. Job Hunter. 

72. William Hill. 

73. Simon Hobs. 

74. JoKn Jones. 

75. Phillimon Morrisa. 

76. Thomas Shelton. 

77. Greyor Bishop. 

78. William Devol. 

79. John Eadon. 

80. Mathew Brinson. 

81. Aaron Prescott, 

82. Joseph Briley. 

83. William Jenkins. 

84. Edward Wood. 

85. Thomas Dickson. 

86. William Burgis. 



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91. Smith Shepard. 

92. William Hunt 

93. James Halford. 

94. Richard Freeman. 



PIONESBS : 



William Jackson. 
John Lester. 



87. Jonathan Everett 

88. John Hansley. 

89. Robert Simpson. 

90. Daniel Fling. 

Jacob Johnson. 
David McCormack. 

Present: 

Lieutenant^ James Alberton. 

Ensign, Lewis Williams. 

The above Forces was there Mustered, Trained and Exercised in 
Arms. Ordered that the Said Forces meet at said place on the first 
Friday in March next Equiped with Arms & Ammunition, and all 
other Accoutrements that the Law directs to be then and there Mus- 
tered, Trained and Exercised in Arms. Orders Since that said 
Forces meet at Jonathan Melton's on Tuesday, being 26 Instant 
November, in order for Generall Muster. 

Number of Forces Deceased since 28th July, 1753, Six. 

JNO. HUNT, Clerk. 

Vera Copia. 



ONSLOW COUNTY— NOKTH EAST DISTKICT. 

November 26, 1754. 
A List of a Company of Foot undeb Command of Capt. Bicn- 

ABD WaBD in the ReGIMENT COMMANDED BY CoLONEL JoHN 

Stabkey. 



Richard Wallace, Liftenant 
Enoch Ward, Insign. 
Jabes EUet, Adjutant 
Benjamin Ward, Sergeant 
Seth Ward. 

Francis Bums, Sergeant 
David Jones, Drummer. 

1. Edmond Hovrard. 

2. John Jarrot. 



3. Abram Jarrot 

4. Andrew Arreckson. 

5. Henry Simmons. 

6. Edward Simmons. 

7. Nicklous King. 

8. Jos. French. 

9. Thos. Fadings. 

10. Jos. Morgain, Jun. 

11. John CoUings. 

12. Christ Runnills. 



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James McGinnis. 


36. 


Peter Morton. 


14. 


Jesse Overton. 


37. 


Richard Morton. 


15. 


Jesse Howard. 


38. 


Peter Steal. 


16. 


John Alhvay. 


39. 


Joe. Morton. 


17. 


John Salijer. 


40. 


Thos. Robertson. 


18. 


John Wilkins. 


41. 


Thos. Sephens. 


19. 


Samuel Ramsay. 


42. 


Jos. Bams. 


20. 


Dennis Aman. 


43. 


Benjamin Famill. 


21. 


Philip Anian. 


44. 


Shad'k Hunter. 


22. 


Nath Hancock. 


45. 


Peter Russell. 


23. 


Wm. Morgain. 


46. 


Mitchell Russell. 


24. 


George Hollenshed. 


47. 


George Ward. 


25. 


John Nuton. 


48. 


Andrew Chambers. 


.26. 


John Huggans. 


49. 


Elisha Hunter. 


27. 


Moses Harding. 


50. 


Ezekil Hunter. 


28. 


Jos. Thomas. 


51. 


James Whithows. 


29. 


Aaron Barber. 


52. 


Jos. Askings. 


30. 


Wm. Barber. 


53. 


Wm. Ahear. 


31. 


John Cupper. 


54. 


George Steal. 


32. 


Wm. Melton. 


55. 


John Tommus. 


33. 


Thos. Roberts. 


56. 


John Robertson. 


34. 


Wm. Askins. 


57. 


Richard Williamson 


35. 


James Rustell. 


58. 


John Chambers. 


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The Military List 







Captain John Shackelford's Company. 



Thomas Johnston, Lieutenant. 
James Howard, Ensign. 
William Shackelford, Clerk. 
Jesse Williams,, Sergeant. 
John Humphrey, Sergeant. 
Lott Williams, Sergeant 
John Bradham, Drummer. 
Joseph Williams, Drummer. 
Francis Gregory, Corporal. 



James Gould, Corporal. 
David Stone, Muster Master. 

1. William Mills. 

2. William Whaley. 

3. John Whaley. 

4. William Mills, Jr. 

5. Thomas Mills. 

6. James Mills. 

7. John Calaway. 



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8. Phillip Baley. 

9. Moses Cox. 

10. David Parker. 

11. William Stone. 

12. *' Hugh Glan. 

13. Benja. Steadham. 

14. Obed Williams. 
16. John Johnston. 

16. Thomas Olsbey. 

17. John Gregory. 

18. Amos Williams. 

19. Joseph Mumford. 

20. Robert Sanders. 

21. Charles Sanders. 

22. Jacob Humphrey. 

23. Thomas Andrews. 

24. William Humphrey. 

25. Mark Ratlef. 

26. Arter Royal. 

27. John Godbey. 

28. Samuel Royal. 

29. Gibbons Janings. 

30. William Williams. 

31. Stephen Williams. 

32. James Denson. 

33. Abraham Lewis. 

34. Francis Godfrey. 
36. Luck Barfield. 

36. Nathaniel Jones. 

37. John Howard. 

38. John Chapman. 

39. Henry Burdeker. 

40. Mathew Brinson. 

41. Robert Nickson. 

42. Nathaniel Smith. 

43. Solomon Parker. 

44. Zachariah Heals. 
46. Adam Brinson. 
46. George Brinson. 



47. John Eavins. 

48. James Eavens. 

49. William Lester. 

50. Thomas King. 

51. William Oldfeld. 

52. W^illiam Lews. 

53. William Williams. 

54. Stephen Williams. 

55. Joseph Sanderford. 

56. Timothy Merril. 

57. Benjamin Johnston. 

58. John Johnston. 

59. Richard Melton. 

60. Elmore Anderson. 

61. Abel Anderson. 

62. William Ambrous. 

63. James Ambrous. 

64. Daniel Austin. 

65. Benjamin Ililliard. 

66. Joseph Berryman. 

67. Francis Sumner. 

68. Moses Anderson. 

69. Samuel 

70. Joseph 

21. Molbom Simmons. 

72. Robert Courtney. 

73. Anthony Lewo. 

74. William Lewe. 

75. George Brack. 

76. Eleizer Brack. 

77. Richard Brack. 

78. John Melton. 

79. Richard Hare. 

80. Titus irare. 

81. James Hare. 

82. Thomas French. 

83. Robert Melton. 

84. Thomas Famil. 
86. Benjamin Famil. 



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86. David Bumpus. 88. James Wontlon, Jr. 

87. Richard Melton. 

(Endorsement) 

October ye 5tli, 1764. 



PASQUOTANK COUNTY. 

A Sepabate List of the Captains & Field officers in the Reg- 
iment OF said County, Vizt. : 

Robert Murden, Colonel; Thomas Taylor, Lieutenant-Colonel; 
Jarvis Jones, Major. 

First. Samuel Lowemon, Captain, whose Company begins at 
The Mouth of Pasquotank River and bounded by Arronose Creek, 
containing 51 men. 

Second. Captain, Josiah Nash ; bounded by Arronose and on the 
North side of Pasquotank River to Fork Bridge, containing 62 men. 

Third. Captain, Nehemiah Jones; bounded on the Fork Creek 
on the North Side of Pasquotank River and bounded on the upper 
of said County, containing 68 Men. 

Fourth. Captain, Griffin Jones bounded by Indian Town Bridge 
and on Arronose Creek, containing 51 Men. 

Fifth. Captain, Benjamin Palmer; beginning at the Mouth of 
Pasquotank on the Southewest Side of ye Same up as Far as New- 
begun Creek, containing 62 Men, together with the Quakers. David 
Davis is dead. 

Sixth. . Captain, Samuel Hieghe; bounded on Newbegun Creek 
and The said Pasquotank River & up the same to Nobs Crook Creek, 
containing 76 men, together with the Quakers. William Martin is 
dead. 

Seventh. Captain, William Abre Crombie; bounded on Nobs 
Crook Creek from thence binding Pasquotank River to the Head 
of the same, containing 50 men. 

Eighth. Captain, Hennery Delon; bounded on Symond Creek 
and on Little River, running up the same on the west side to the 
Head of ye Same, containing 95 men, together with the Quakers. 



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May it Please your Excellency: 

I b^ leave in Pursuance of the third Article of your Excellency's 
Instructions to Eeconunend David Davis in the Room & District of 
Samuel Heith, deceased ; & William Martin in the Room & District 
of William Abercrombie, deceased. 

Submitted to your Excellency by your Dutiful 

& Obedient Servant, 
ROBERT MURDEN. 

Pasquotank, December 18th, 1754. 

In answer to the first Article I have enclosed your Excellency an 
Exact Muster Roll of the Regiment of Pasquotank County & a sep- 
arate List of the Several Field Officers and Captains in said Regi- 
ment According to their Senority & Describing the District of each 
Company. 

Third Article your Excellency is acquainted above. 

The fifth: There is no Arms nor Ammunition belonging to his 
Majesty's Stores in said Regiment, nor any Indians in the neighbor- 
hood of said Regiment 

The defects of the Militia Law w'th such further necessary Regu- 
lations is Humbly submitted to Your Excellency 

By your Dutiful & Obedient Servant, 

ROBERT MURDE:tf. 

Pasquotank County, December 18th, 1754. 



PASQUOTANK COUNTY, 1755. 

NORTH CAROLINA— Pasquotank County. 
An Exact Musteb Roll, of the Regiment of s'd County, Com- 
manded BY Coll. Robert Mueden. 

In Capt. Sam'l Lowman's Company. 

John Surges, Lieutenant Wm. Griffin. 

Benjamin Torksey, Ensign. Thomas Faircloth. 

Nathan Piisley, Sergeant Jacob Curling. 

John Brown, Sergeant. Isaac Cartwright. 

' John Right, Sergeant John Gallop. 

Absalom Grimes, Drummer. Daniel Gallop. 

Wm. Cartwright, Drummer. Jos. Messer. 

Thos. Sawyer, Corporal. Coy Messer. 



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John Beals, Corporal. 
Jacob James, Corporal. 
John Forbes, Corporal. 
Wm. Wright, Corporal. 
Jacob Gilford. 
Wm. Andres. 
Gideon Needham. 
Ezekiel Jorksey. 
Abaganaa Purkens. 
Thomas Jorksey. 
Joshua Gray. 
Charles Wright 
Thomas Cartwright 
Peter Barco. 
Isaac Gilford. 
Christopher Bray. 
Wm. Harrison. 
Joseph Harrison. 
Joshua Harrison. 
Robert Harrison. 
Wm. Purges. 
Hennerj' Haymon. 
Jonathan White. 
Abel Gallop. 
Mark Gallop. 

In Captain Job. 

Thomas Grandy, Lieutenant. 

Caleb Grandy, Ensign. 

Joseph Williams. 

Isaac Jones. 

David Jones. 

Nehemiah Jones. 

James Smith. 

W^illiam Jones. 

Absalom Grandy. 

Isaac Jones. 

Thomas Hastings. 

Lodewick Williams. 



Baley Forbes. 
Stephen Burges. 
Thos. Burges. 
Caleb Gray. 
John Seamore. 
Jarves Seamore. 
Shadrack W^illiams. 
John Cox. ^ 

Joseph White. 
Stephen Brent 
Abraham Cartwright 
John Scarbrow. 
Joseph Guilford. 
Hennery Bray. 
William Bamed. 
Jacob Brocket 
Josiah James. 
Jonas Gallop. 
James Forbes. 
Thomas Smith. 
Abraham Weldon. 
Jacob Hassel. 
51 Private Men. 

Samuel Lowman, Captain. 

John Squires, Clerk. 

Nash's, being ye Second. 

John JoUey. 
Joseph Morgen. 
Jeremiah Sexton. 
Matthew Hennden. 
Wm. Winbery. 
Thornton Gray. 
Griffin Gray. 
Joseph Bell. 
Joseph Ferril. 
John Gregory. 
Hennery Brown, 
John Ivey. 



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Robert Spence. 
John Jones. 
James Sawyer. 
Alexander Sawyer. 
Joshua McDaniel. 
Isaac Williams. 
Charles Sawyer. 
Wm. Williams. 
John Sawyer. 
John Hastings. 
Caleb Sawyer. 
Robert Sawyer. 
John Sawyer. 
Samuel Pavy. 
Samuel Smith. 
John Bumham. 
Wm. Humphres. 
Wm. Humphres. 
Jos. Sawyer. 
Zachariah Sawyer. 
John JoUey. 
Joseph Morgen. 
Jeremiah Sexton. 
Matthew Hemden. 
Wm. Winbery. 
Thornton Gray. 



Griffen Gray. 
Joseph Bell. 
Joseph FerriL 
Hennery Gilbert. 
Daniel Roads. 
William Roads. 
Thomas Gregory. 
Truman Spence. 
Lodewick Williams. 
Tulley Sawyer. 
Joab Dough. 
Willis Williams. 
Deliverance Rich. 
Thomas Sawyer. 
Dennis Sawyer. 
Samuel Sawyer. 
Solomon Sawyer. 
Truman Sawyer. 
Joseph Jones. 
Joshua Bumham. 
David Cook. 
Theophelus Grigory. 
Caleb Grigory. 
62 Private Men. 

JosiAir i!*fASH, Captain. 

Richard Sawyer, Clerk. 



In Captain Nehemiau JoiNrKS* Company, being ye Third. 



Isaac Litten, Lietenant. 
Isaac Jones, Ensign. 
John Ralley, Sergeant 
Samuel Smith, Sergeant. 
David Jones, Sergeant 
Greves Spence, Drummer. 
James Spence, Drummer. 
Samuel Edney, Corporal. 
Shadrack Taylor, Corporal. 
Jacob Bumham, Corporal. 
John Daley. 



William Linton. 
Silas Linton. 
Thos. Lewis- 
Alexander Spence. 
James Spence. 
Edward Spence. 
Hennery Thorrogood. 
Asa Thorrogood. 
Samuel Creech. 
William Sikes. 
Josiah Gambling. 



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William Chamberlain. 
Francis Overton. 
Charles Overton. 
T)aniel McCoy. 
Charles Rector. 
Joseph Upton. 
Amos Upton. 
Josiah Upton. 
Benjamin Overton. 
Peter Overton. 
Richard Overton. 
John Right 
George Surges. 
Edward Hallsed. 
William Overton. 
John Overton. 
Robert Overton. 
Thomas . Overton. 
Josiah Forehand. 
Chearles Bright 
Charles Bright 
Isaac Bright 
William Bright 
Aaron Bright. 
Moses Makef asson. 
Richard Bright 
Newton Edney. 

John Cart^vright 



Willis White. 
Benjamin Bumham. 
Caleb Bumham. 
Wm. Taylore. 
W^illiam Damal. 
William Taylore. 
John Umphris. 
John Smith. 
Caleb Abbett 
Randal Ralley. 
John McBride. 
Patrick Ralley. 
Joseph Thackney. 
Ilezekiah Bright 
James Bright 
Gabril Taylor. 
David Dunken. 
John Thackney. 
William Overton. 
Even Jones. 
James Makefasson. 
Robt Cunnaday. 
Cornelius Forehand. 
James Hallale. 
Caleb Chamberlain. 
Zachariah Knight 
Charles Knight. 
Lisha Knight 
68 Private Men. 
Nehemiah Jones, Captain. 



In Captain Gtiiffen Jones' Company. 



Thos. Reading, Lieutenant. 
Wm. W^illson, Ensign. 
Ben Bell, Sergeant 
John Gray, Sergeant 
Jos. Smisson, Sergeant 
Wm. Surges, Drummer. 



Jonathan Norton. 
John Scarbrow. 
Joseph Godfreys. 
Jonathan Thomas. 
Jno. Sawer. 
Jacob Godfrey. 



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Wm. Banc, Drummer. 
Jos. Bell, Corporal. 
Mark Gallop, Corporal. 
Nathan Willson, Corporal. 
Jno. Swane, Corporal. 
Ben Phillips, Corporal. 
John Gray. 
SamL Phillips. 
William Peacocks. 
Thomas Grigeory. 
Charles Grigeory. 
Francis Low. 
Greo. Cocks. 
Thos. Hollowday. 
Theos. Grigeory. 
Jos. Temple. 
Willis Upton. 
Solomon Granday. 
Stephen Gray. 
David Spenoe. 
eTohn Ferril. 
(Jeorge Ferril. 
James Grigory. 
Jacob Grigory. 
Nathan Grigory. 
John Jones. 



Jos. Gk)dfrey. 

Job Godfrey. 

Jas. Gilbert. 

Ben Willson. 

Jno. Gillford. 

Jas. Grigory. 

Job Grigory. 

Jonathan Garrett. 

Robt Saunderlen. 

John Saunderlen. 

John Saunderlen, Junr. 

Richard CoUens. 

Dennis CoUens. 

Jas. Scarbrough. 

Esaw Snow. 

John Hues. 

Solomon Temple. 

Edwd. Forbus. 

Moses Forbus* 

Jacob Forbus. 

Callensworth Saunderlen. 

Isaac Forbus. 

Wra. Barcow. 

Wm. Bray. 

Jno. Bray. 

61 Private men. 

Jas Solley^ Clerk, 



In Capt. Ben Palmer's Company. 



Thos. TTambleton, Lieutenant. 
Geo. Pendleton, Ensign. 
Robert Palmer, Sergeant 
John Rose, Sergeant 
Zeb Keyton, Sergeant 
Robert Bayley, Corporal. 
Anthony Markham, Corporal. 
John Peggs, Corporal. 
Wm. Royalls. 



Isaac Fox. 
Wm. Knights. 
Benjamin Masega. 
Robert Pendleton. 
Thos. Smith. 
Samuel Smith. 
John Pool. 
Thos. Slamp. 
Wm. Boyd. 



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Jno. Royall. 
Isaac Jennings. 
David Jennings. 
Jno. Saunders. 
Richard Saunders. 
Zachariah Keyton. 
Jos. Keyton. 
Jos. Brocher. 
Thos. Palmer. 
Thos. Palmer, Junior. 
Wm. Davis. 
Samuel Davis. 
Ben Meads. 
Jno. Bassnett 
Jno. Bassnett, Junr. 
\Vm. Bassnett 
Joseph Basnett 
Lamuel West. 
John Fox. 
Samuel Davis. 
John Giuen. 
Wm. Powers. 
Timothy Pendleton. 

56 private men besides Quakers. 



John Pointer. 
John Coppersmith. 
John Clark. 
Thos. Armor. 
Thos. Corah. . 
Emanuel Knights. 
Joseph Peggs. 
John Lister. 
Bamaby Coffey. 
Wm. Davis. 
Thos. Armor. 
Joseph Armor. 
George Winbery. 
John Comander. 
John Corah. 
John Corah, Junr. 
Samuel Commander 
Wm. James. 
Thos. Corah. 
Wm. James. 
James Ralley. 
William Woodley. 
John Meads. 



Joseph Scott James Davis. 

Samuel Sott John Eueragin. 

William Bunday. Benjamin Morris. 

6 Quakers in Capt Benjamin Palmer's Company. 

In Samuel HEiaiiE's, deceased. Company. 



David Davis, Lieutenant 
James Heigh, Ensign. 
Benjamin Jennings, 
^^aleb Jennings. 
Wm. iSexton. 
Isaac Jennings. 
Wm. Wamon. 
Wm. Jennings. 



Caleb Carsey. 
James Casey. 
Silvenas Clark. 
Thos. Martin. 
Joseph Sawyer. 
Wm. Pelfe. 
Robert Pelfe. 
Thos. Lewis, 



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Samuel Davis. 
Samuel Brothers. 
Thos. Jemiings. 
John Jennings. 
Christopher Rowe. 
Volantine Rowe. 
James Ward. 
John Madran. 
Ezekil Cartwright 
Thos. Pritchard. 
James Pritchard. 
James Clark. 
Daniel Jackson. 
Epheram Bright 
Samuel Pritchard. 
John Harris. 
Edmund Jackson. 
Wm.. Jackson. 
John Smithson. 
Thos. Tweedy. 
Wm. Simpson. 
Jacob Riggs. 
Miller Riggs. 
Thomas Cartwright 
Samuel Pritchard. 
Caleb Carsey. 
James Carsey. 
Silvenas Clark. 



Thomas Martin. 
Joseph Sawyer. 
Wm. Relfe. 
Robt Relfe. 
Thos. Lewis. 
Relph Lewis. 
Jeremiah Reding. 
Joseph Reding. 
Job Cartwright 
Hezekiah Cartwright. 
Jos. Cartwright 
Edward Tadlock. 
Wm. Swann. 
Jonathan Reding. 
Thos. Hunten. 
Robt Hall. 
Hennery Paling. 
Devoshan Davis. 
Timothy Meads. 
Samuel HiegL 
James Duffey. 
Robert Hosea. 
Samuel Reding. 
Wm. Delaney. 
Wm. Phillips. 
Alexander Sneed. 
Thomas Cassev. 
Richard Pritchard. 



62 Private men besides Quakeers. 

Matthias Jorden. Joshua Scott. 

Robert Jorden. Abel Trueblood. 

Joseph Jorden. Joshua Tnieblood. 

Joseph Pritchard. Josiah Trueblood. 

David Bowie. Caleb Trueblood. 

Edward Scott. Fisher Trueblood. 

Stephen Scott Daniel Trueblood. 

14 Quakers in Captain Samuel Heigh's Company. 



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In Capt. William Abeeceombie's, Deceased, Company. 



Hennery Nichals, Lieutenant. 

John Pritehard, Ensign. 

Abraham Davis, Sergeant. 

John Richardson, Sergeant 

James Scaff, Sergeant 

Joseph Spence, Drummer. 

Thomas Forehand, Corporal. 

Nathaniel Gray, Corporal. 

David Nichals, Corporal. 

David Davis. 

Alexander Spence. 

Jacob Mitchel. 

Joshua Sawyer. 

Jeremiah Sexton. 

Francis Leak. 

Jeremiah Leake. 

Thos. Roads. 

Isaac Sawyer. 

Benjamin Cooper. 

Samuel Cooper. 

Thos. Temple. 

Jos. Temple. 

J as. McDanold. 

Wm. Nickels. 

Caleb McDanold. 

Jos. Sawyer. 

Jno. McDanold. 

Edward Williams. 

Wm. Luffman. 



Robert Cartright 

Isaac Cartright 

David Cartright 

Cornelius Forehand. 

Jos. Richardson. 

Stephen Richardson. 

Stephen Richardson, Junr. 

Danl. Everton. 

Edward Scarff. 

Israel ScarflF. 

Ephraim Overman. 

Wm. Harris. 

Isaac Whorton. 

Edward Warton. 

Robert Warton. 

Nuel Willbery. 

Jos. Sunderlan. 

Wm. Ward. 

Jno. Morris. 

David Davis, Junr. 

Joshua Davis. 

Joshua Jennings. 

Jos. Pritchett 

Elisha Pritchett 

Jas. Nickels. 

Joseph Seaton. 

Abraham Davis. 

Aaron Jackson. 

John Chance. 



Jona. Scarff. 
50 Privatx) Men in Captain .Wm. Aberoombie's List. 

In Capt. Henby Delon's Company. 



John Lowry, Lieutenant. 
John Hosea, Ensign. 
Joseph Davis, Sergeant 
Thos. Leonard, Sergeant. 
Nincet Benton, Sergeant. 



Wm. Armour. 
William Boswell. 
William Coutanch. 
Jacob Madrin. 
Isaac Waller. 



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David Bayley. 

John Bayley. ^ 

John Bayley, Jiinr. 

John Bayley, Son of Lat. 

Henry Bayley. 

Patrick Bayley. 

John Hosea, Junr. 

John Turner. 

Josep?! Turner. 

Samuel Benton. 

Henry Rapier. 

Thomas Mackey. 

Caleb Mackey. 

vVilliam Lowry. 

J a?. Jempson. 

Richard Jempson. 

Wra. Lane. 

Solomon Pool. 

Solomon Pool, Junr. 

Joy. Pool. 

Jos. Pool, Junr. 

Patrick Pool. 

fFos. Rankhom. 

Win. Rankhom. 



Edward Low. 
Horaha Neuters. 
Lemuel Ivey. 
Abraham Ilendrickson. 
\Vm. Brothers. 
Jno. Brothers. 
John Brothers, Junr. 
Richard Brothers. 
Robert Brothers. 
William Jackson. 
David Jackson. 
Moses Jackson. 
eToshua Jackson. 
Bayley Jackson. 
Edward Wardsworth. 
Peter Lovewell. 
William Taylor. 
Charles Taylor. 
Jacob Newbey. 
Josiah Rapier. 
Isaac Parker. 
Jno. Mann. 
Thomas Dixon. 
Simon Spence. 



53 Men besides Quakers carried Upwards in Delons List. 



Joseph Symons. 
William Symons. 
Joseph Newbey. 
Peter Symons. 
Thos. Symons. 
Abraham Symons. 
Jeposaphat Symons. 
John Symons. 
James Newbey. 
Thomas Newbey. 
Samuel Newbey. 
Joseph Overman. 
22—23 



1^11 Pike. 
Aaron Morris. 
John Morris. 
John Morris, Junr. 
Jos. Morris. 
Joshua Morris. 
Joshua Davis. 
Thomas Davis. 
Aaron Hill. 
Christopher Nicholson. 
Benjamin Hill. 
George Low. 



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Ben Overman. John Low. 

John Overman. William Low. 

Samuel Overman. Caleb Bundy. 

Thomas Overman. Gideon Buhdy. 

Enoch Overman. Moses Bundy. 

Jonah Langworthy. Zachariah White. 

Jesse Henley. Ben White. 

William Wood. Robert White. 

Bazy Nixon. 

42 Quakers in Capt Delon's List 

Total amount, with the Quakers, 515 men. 

Test: Robert Murden. " 

Returns from Pasquotank County, 1755, 



Pasquotank, 7 Octobert 1755. 

Sib: I herein have enclosed the List of the whole Regiment 
under My Command as Near to your Excellency's orders as I could, 
and have since My arrival from the West Indies taken as Great Cear 
and Diligence to have them well Disciplined and to see that they be 
in Good order as I well could ; and ever shall be Careful to Do the 
same while I <K>ntinue in that Station, &c. 

SiE : Also Received yours of ye 22d of November which I Shall 
as Nearly Comply with as I Can, but have had no opportunity yet 
by Reason of My Going out of the Country did not Qualify to the 
Commission of the Peace, while Since my arrival, but now Shall 
set about to put Matters in as Good form as Lies in My power and 
Shall Ever be Ready to obey your Excellency's Commands with the 
Greater Cear and Industry, My Weak Capacity will afford, so Con- 
clud. Sir, 

* Your Humble and Obedant Servant, 

ROBERT MURDEN. 

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq, 

Endorsement: To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq. 
Robert Murden's Letter to the Governor. 



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A List of Men Commanded by Capt. John Sumner Taken the 
25th of Xove., 1754. 



Demsey Sumner. 
Saml. Sumner. 
Jethro Benton. 
John Jones. 
Moses Hair. 
Thomas Parker. 
Wm. Parker. 
David eTones. 
Hardy Hunter. 
Isaac Benton. 
Benjamin Parker. 
Samuel Green. 
James Parker, Junr. 
Abraham Hill, Junr. 
James Parker, Senr. 
Jesse Hunter. 
Thomas Wiggens. 
Timothy Measles. 
Moses Hamilton. 
Epaphroditus Bentcn. 
Daniel Powell. 
Abraham Harrell. 
Wm. Harrell. 
James Fulks, Senr. 
Isaac Hill. 
Dennis Drescole. 
Aaron Lesetor. 
James Fulks, Junr. 
James Norfleet. 
John Knight 
Wm. Hinton. 
Moses Measles. 



Josiah Parker. 
Demsey Sumner. 
Joseph Jones. 
Moses Benton. 
Demsey Jones. 
John Davis. 
Wm. Gwinn. 
Thomas FuUenden. 
Ruben Fulks- 
Moses Speights. 
Henry Champion. 
Wm. Kelley. 
Isaac Harrell. 
Ezekiel Norfleet 
James Jones. 
Henry Hill. 
David Rice. 
Ezekiel Lasetor. 
Wm. Scavils. 
Demsey Byrd. 
Wm. Brinkley. 
Wm. Hubbard. 
Elisha Hunter. 
Edward Lovell. 
John Gordon. 
Josiah Granbury* 
John Rice. 
Wm. Dobbs. 
Joseph Howard. 
Job Harris. 
Edward Arnell. 
James Wiggens. 
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A List of Mk\ Commanded by Captain Edward Vail^ taken 

NovB, 26th, 1754. 



Wm. Wolgard. 
Job Chalton. 
John Wilkins. 
Xathaniel Ming. 
Thomas Ward. 
Robert Beasley. 
Jos. Barnes. 
Thomas Bennett. 
Abraham Endess. 
Jos. Ming. 
Edward Standing. 
Ephraim Lnten. 
Jno. Chalton. 
John Simonds. 
William Harlow. 
John Harlow. 
Henderson Standing. 
Samuel Gregory. 
William Benburv. 
John Taylor, 
elohn AVarbhiten. 
Cornelius Lary. 
Edward Onmdel. 
James Donlevy. 
Francis Penrice. 
Zaehy. Salger. 
Thos. Ming. 
Delight Xixon. 
ffohn Benbury. 

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William Wilkins. 
John Beasley. 
John Bowaon. 
Jos. Deer. 
W^illiam Sweatman. 
Jos. Johnston. 
Job Butler. 
Jacob Buttler. 
Jacob Doe. 
Levy Creecy. 
William Orenton. 
John Alcock. 
Levy Horten. 
Christopher Butler. 
Argil Somonds. 
David Pratt. 
Joshua Pratt. 
William Collins. 
Joseph Robins. 
William Bateman. 
Charles Horten. 
Jeremiah Horten. 
Samuel Benbury. 
Thomas Benbury. 
Jos. Bennet 
Thomas Falkner. 
James Johnston. 
Francis Penrice. 
In all 57. 
Vails List 



A List of Men lately Commanded by Captain James Farlee, 
Deceased^ taken the 25th Day of Novb.^ 1754. 



W^m. Walton, Junr. 
Timothy Walton. 
Wm. Walton Senr. 



Bryant Byrum. 
Grisson EUes. 
Demsey Raby. 



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Richard Walton. 
William Freeman. 
Guy Hill. 
Thomas Garrett 
Benj. Blanchard. 
James Jamerson. 
Thomas Freeman. 
James Bond. 
Harding Hurdle. 
Charles Rountree. 
Joseph Taylor. 
John WTiite. 
Nathaniel Spivey. 
Jacob Spivey. 
Aaron Hill. 
William Kelley. 
Abraham Hill. 
George Spivey. 
Abner Eason. 
Edward Beveman. 
Edward Trotman. 
Demsey Trotman. 
Amos Trotman. 
Joseph Mezel. 
Jeremiah Mezel. 
Richard Stallings. 
William Surtes. 
John Seivils. 
Daniel Seivils. 
John Smith. 
Moses Lesator, Junr. 
Absalom Alpin. 
Palthia Walton. 
James Costen. 
Demsey Costen. 
Moses Lasetor, Senr. 
Jothrom Lasetor. 
Aaron Mezel. 
Joseph Alpin. 



Thomas Smith. 
Michal Smith. 
James Smith. 
Timothy Lilley. 
Joseph Lilley. 
Joseph Copland. 
Edward Xugent 
^licajah Chappil. 
Richard Chappil. 
George White. 
Lewis Outlaw. 
James Eason. 
Richard Felt^m. 
James Scott. 
Benj. Bareman. 
George Eason. 
Jonas Spivey. 
Samuel Stallings. 
Guy Hobs. 
Thomas Hobs. 
John Hobs. 
William Wallace. 
Thomas Rountree, Senr. 
Thomas Rountree, Junr. 
John Freeman. 
Thomas Hurdle. 
Amos Hobs. 
Joshua Freeman. 
Osten Nixton. 
Saul Taylor. 
William Holmes. 
Elijah Spivey.^ 
John Hinton. 
Malachi Green. 
Garrett Davis. 
Mathew Davis. 
John Taylor. 
Robert Taylor. 
Henry Hill. 



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George Lasetor, Senr. 
George Lasetor, Jiiiir. 
Essias Lasetor. 
Thomas Ward, Senr. 
Samson Lasetor. 
Joseph Brown. 
James Hayes. 
Joseph Hays. 
Joseph Parker, Senr. 
Abel Martin. 
Maucmilon Minchead. 
Boas Minchew. 
Tobias Lasetor. 
Richard Minchew. 
Thomas Taylor. 
Gabriel Lasetor. 
Pavid Felps. 
James Ruark. 
William Horshew. 
Richard Freeman. 
George Outlaw. 
Jonathan Wallis. 
Rubin Hinton. 
Thomas Hill. 
Thomas Ward, Junr. 
John Ward. 
Jesse Garrett 
W^illiam Copeland. 
Amos Parker. 
Michael Weltch. 
Demsey Weltch. 
Jesse Copland. 
James Flaw. 
Humphry Parkes. 
Hardy Holady Hutson. 
Thomas Holady Hutson. 
James Parker. 
Green Theach. 
Richard Garrett 



Ilanel Hofler. 
Jacob Hinton. 
Charles Copland, Senr. 
Charles Copland, Junr. 
Abraham Gumbs. 
Jonas Hinton. 
Jesse Hunter. 
John Rourk. 
John Felps. 
Edward Bresco. 
Amariah Blanchard. 
Amos Blanchard. 
Lemuel Taylor. 
Henry Wadkins. 
Benjamin Spivey. 
Benjamin Findly. 
William Hill. 
Joseph White. 
Timothy Burtch. 
Samuel Perry. 
Amos Perry. 
William Sumner. 
William Freeman, Junr. 
Thomas Acorn. 
Benjamin Attwell. 

The following are Quakers: 
Charles Jordan, Senr. 
James Griffin. 
Joseph Griffin, Senr. 
Joseph Griffin, Junr. 
Nathan Parker. 
Aaron Blanchard. 
Ephraim Blanchard. 
Davenport Gooding. 
John Evins. 
Joseph Ward. 
Samuel Ward. 
Joseph Parker, Junr. 



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Jeremiah Cannon. 
Charles Jordin, Junr. 
Samuel Parker. 
Joseph Jordin. 
William Sanders. 



John Jordin. 
James Jordin. 
Abraham Jordin. 
Jacob Jordin. 
In all 189 Men, 



A List of Men Commanded by Captain Chables Kino^ Taken 
NovB. 26th^ 1754. 



Henry King. 
Henry King, Junr. 
Solomon King. 
Edward Warren. 
Thomas Bams. 
Henry Goodman. 
John Odum. 
John Lewis. 
Edward Hare. 
Joseph Brady. 
Edward Warrin, Junr. 
William Umphlit. 
Samuel Euere. 
Thomas Norris. 
Solomon Green. 
William Smith. 
Jonathan Smith. 
Thomas Spartman. 
Peter Harrell. 
David Harril. 
Jesse Harrel. 
Jas. Spartman. 
William Felton. 
William Spatman. 
John Earrow. 
John Green. 
Thomas Green. 
William Waters. 
John Green, Junr. 
Jno. Spartman. 
James Eure. 



Thomas Harrel. 
Thomas Harrel, Junr. 
Andrew Hamleton. 
Jethro Harrel. 
James Ellis, Junr. 
Moses Langston. 
John Parker. 
Hooks Jacob. 
Jonathan White. 
Thomas Langston. 
Kobert Knight. 
John Carter. 
Stephens Sheppard. 
John Sheppaird. 
John Dickins. 
George Vann. 
Moses Hare. 
Moses Hare, Junr. 
William Gatling. 
William Gatling, Junr. 
John Gatling. 
Howard Pipkin. 
Joel Goodman. 
William Goodman. 
Isaac Pipkin. 
Trustram Bethey. 
Jesse Bethey. 
Solomon Hiat. 
James Lang. 
Moses Odum. 
John Keen. 



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James Eure, Junr. 

Stephen Eure. 

William Langston. 

Leonard l^angston. 

John Skinner. 

James Ellis. 

William Ellis. 

Epaphroditiis Jones. 

William Skinner. 

William Jones. 

Hardy Jones. 

Robert Stuard. 

James Ozburn. 

Henry Gwin. 

John Skinner, son of Do. 

James Thomas. 

Rol)ert Thomas. 

John Ellis, Jnilr. 

Richard Cirl. 

Christopher Boys. 

John Wallis. 

Jacob Odum. 

James Fryer. 

Thomas Fryer. 

Isaac Fryer. 

William Fryer. 

Edward Peland. 

Jas. Peland. 

George Piland. 

Thomas Peyland. 

Scarbrook Wilson. 

William Umphlit, Jnnr. 



William Lang. 
Aaron Odum. 
James Braddy. 
Demsey Rooks. 
Jaseph Rooks. 
Jacob Rogers. 
Joseph Rogers. 
W^illiam Speight. 
John Watson. 
David Watson. 
John Minshew. 
Jacob Minshew. 
John Minshew, Jiinr. 
Thomas Ritter. 
Charles Saunders. 
William Morgan. 
John Lee. 
John I/ee, Junr. 
Henry Lee. 
Thomas Rooks. 
William Morris. 
Marmaduke Rawls. 
John Drury. 
John Speights. 
Francis Cador. 
John Hobby. 
William Odum. 
Jesse Ritter. 
Edward Gatling. 
James Wallis. 
Francis Sanders. 
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PERQUIMANS COUNTY. 

A Separate List of the Captains & Field Officers in the 
Regiment of said County, Vizt. : 

John Rieusset, Colonel; John Harvey, Lieutenant-Colonel; Ben- 
jamin Harvey, Major. 

First. John Stevenson, Junr., (^apt, whose Company is bounded 
by the North East Side of Perquimans County, beginning on the 
Soimd Side & Bounded by Perquimans River Bridge, containing, 
including the Quakers, 159 men. 

Second. Miles Harvey, Captain; bounded on the Sound side on 
the South West side of Perquimans River & to the North West by 
Perquimans River Bridge. 

Third. Joseph Riddick, Captain; beginning at Perquimans 
River Bridge & bounded by the upper part of the said County. 

I beg leave to recommend a Devision of Captain John Stevenson's 
Company to be bounded from the Sound as above by Sutton's Creek 
& across to Pasquotank County. The Inhabitants on the upper Side 
of Sutton's Creek to Perquimans River Bridge to be a new Com- 
pany, & beg leave to Recommend Joseph Sutton, Junr., to be Captain 
of the said Company; which is Humbly submitted. 

By your Excellency's Dutiful & Obedient Servant, 

JOHN HARVEY. 

Deer. 17th, 1754. 



North Carolina^ 

Perquimans County. 
To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esqr., Captain General & Com- 
mander in Chief, in & over the said Province: 

In Obedience unto your Excellency's Instructions I have Inclosed 
your Excellency an Exact ]\Iuster Roll of the Regiment of Perqui- 
mans County & a Separate List of the Several Field Officers and 
Captains in said Regiment According to their Seniority, & Describ- 
ing the District of each Company. 

As to the third Article in said Instructions beg leave to acquaint 
your Excellency that there is no Officers Dead Since the Commis- 
sions granted by the Honble. Matthew Rowan, President; nor any 



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Removed out of the Regiment Except Colonel John Rieusset, who 
may be Expected in May next at farthest 

The fifth Article beg leave to Answer that there is no Arms nor 
Ammunition from his Majesty's Stores belonging to the said Regi- 
ment ; nor is there any Indians in the neighborhood of our Regiment 

The Defects of the Militia Law with such further Necessary Reg- 
ulations is most humbly Submitted to your Excellency. 

By Your Excellency's most Dutiful & Obedient Servant, 

JOHN HARVEY. 

Deer. 17th, 1764. 

Endorsement: Perquimans — 



North Carolina — Ss. 

Bjaow all men by these Presents that We, James Innes, James 
Murray and James Hasell, of the County of New Hanover, in the 
Province of North Carolina, Esquires, are held and firmly bound 
unto our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God, 
of Great Britain, France & Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, 
&c., in the Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds Proclamation Money 
of America, to be paid to our said Sovereign Lord the King, his 
Heirs and Successors for the use of the Publick of the said Province ; 
to which payment well and truly to be made. We bind ourselves, our 
Heirs, Executors & Administrators, jointly & severally for and in 
the whole firmly by these Presents sealed with our Seals dated the 
27th day of March in the XXVII year of his said Majesty's Reign 
Anno Domini, 1754. 

The Condition of the above Obligation is such that Whereas, by 
virtue of an Act of Assembly of the said Province entiled "an Act 
"for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Forty Thousand pounds 
"in publick Bills of Credit at the rate of Proclamation money to be 
"applyed toward defraying the Expence of raising and subsisting 
"the forces for His Majesty's Service in this Province to be sent to 
"the assistance of His Majesty's Colony of Virginia & for other 
"Pu>poses therein mentioned," passed the 9th day of this present 
Month of March, the sum of twelve thousand pounds is applied and 
appropriated for raising & subsisting forces for his Majesty's Service 
as in the said recited Act is mentioned which sum is to be paid as 
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the said Forces or His Order. And Whereas, the Honorable Mat- 
thew Rowan, Esqr., President & Commander in Chief in & over the 
said Province hath been pleased by a Commission under the great 
Seal of the said Province to constitute & appoint the above bound 
James Innes, Colonel of the Regiment to be raised for His Majesty's 
Service as aforesaid, and Whereas, His Honour the President hath 
likewise been pleased to give in favour of the said Jamed 
Innes, or his Order, a Warrant to the Commissioners appointed by 
the said Act for Stamping, signing and emitting the said Bills and 
to the Treasurers of the Several Districts to pay out of the money 
that now is, or that hereafter is to be in their hands respectively, the 
said Sum of twelve thousand pounds for the uses and purposes before 
mentioned. Now, if the above bound James Innes, or the Com- 
manding Officer of His Regiment for the Time being, shall duly 
apply the Money that shall be received by Virtue of the said War- 
rant according to the Intent Sl meaning of the before recited Act 
and shall also account for the same in the same manner as all other 
publick moneys are by law to be accounted for, Then the above obli- 
gation to be null and void or else to be and remain in full force & 
Virtue. 

JAS. HASELL, (SEAL). 

J A. MURRAY, (SEAL). 

JAMES INNES, (SEAL). 

Sealed and delivered (the words '^jointly and severally, for and 
in the whole" being first interlined between the nintli and tenth 
line of the Bond.) 

ROBT. PALMER, 
FELIX O'NEILL, 
1754. 



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A List of Civil Commissions granted by his Excellency Ar- 
thur DoBBS, Esq., from ye 17 June to the 7th August, 
1755. 

John Dickson, V. M., Duplin County. 

Thomas Castellow, Coroner, Do. 

Thomas Armstrong, Coroner, Cumberland County. 

McClanaghan, Ranger, Anson County. 

Jones, Sheriff, Rowan County. 
John Dunn, Licence Law, Do. 
John Maguire, V. M., Do. 
John Verrel, Licence Law, Virga. 
George Logan, P. Notary, Brunswick County. 

And Likewise Militarys: 

Anson County — Colonel, John Clark; Lieutenant-Colonel, Nathl. 
Alex; Major, Robert Harris; Captain, Robt. Harris. 

Rowan — Captain, John Hampton; Ensign, — ' . 

Cumberland — Captain, ; Lieut, ; Ensigi', 

Capn., y India. 

45 at Edgecomb. 
4 at Bath. 
11 at Ld. Craven. 
Sent it down to W. Travis not Pd. 
E. Neugent, P. Regr., Bladen. 
Robert , V. M., Cumberland. 

Paid 20 Ps. Prac Aug. 16th. 



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GRANVILLE COUNTY. 

Gbanville County — Ss. 

The Mustee Roll of a Company ok Foot in the Re(Ument of 

Granville, commanded by tfie Subscribeb, taken 

Sept. 6th^ 1755. 

James Mitchell, Acting Lieut. Soloman Howard. 
Jacob Perry, Acting Lieut. Jonathan Barrett 

Henery Howard, Acting Ensign.Christopher Osl)orn. 



John Banes, Sergeant. 
Jesse Parker, Sergeant. 
William Hicks, Sergeant. 
Richard Harris, (^orporal. 
William Jordan (^orporal. 
Henery Jordan, Corporal. 
Thomas J^Iorris, Corporal. 
Thos. NcAvbey, Corporal. 
George King, Drummer. 
Peter Perkins, Drummer. 
Thomas Christian. 
David Mitchell, Clerk. 
William Moore. 
William Gowin. 
Nathaniel Holly. 
William HoUey. 
Martin Wheeler. 
Francis King. 
John Thomasson. 
Edward Lloyd. 
Sherwood Harris. 
Gideon Cranshaw. 
Henery Day. 
John Howard. 
Anthony Garnet. 
Henery Feagins. 
David Parish. 
Jonathan White, Jr. 
John Simmons. 
Enoch Rentfro. 



Christopher Harris. 
William Carey. 
Benjamin Ryans. 
Thos. Bradford. 
Robert Bandy. 
Jeremiah Frazier. 
Jeremiah Cleton. 
James Hembree. 
James Bandy. 
Benjamin Simmons. 
David Howard. 
William Cleton. 
James Roberts. 
James Roberts, Jr. 
Robert Glidewell. 
John Parish. 
Bartlet Yancey. 
David Hembree. 
Rodger Badget. 
William Colvin. 
Robert Hicks. 
Jonas Parker. 
William White. 
William Ogelvie. 
John Stovall. 
John Stovall, Jr. 
John Thomas. 
James Blakely. 
Joab Mitchell. 
Thomas Howell, 



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Lewis Edwards. Jos. Moore. 

John Gallimore. John Hall, Jr. 

John Knott Richard Hawkins. 

James Reeves. Leonard Lindsey. 

George Jordan, Jr. Bartholomew Stovall. 

William Gilly. Edward Roberts. 

James Ferguson. David Hall. 

John Cragg. Joseph Ferguson. 

William Cra^. Osboum Hedgpeth. 

Thomas King. Joshua Hogins. 
Joseph Gowin. Muster Roll. 

Examined: Pr. Jno. Sallis, Capt 

May it Please Your Excellency, I have made bold to Inclose the 
list of my Company, for I rarely believe they have set Names to the 
Petition that does not muster under me ; May it Please Your Excel- 
lency at a Great loss for want of Commissions for my Officers, if 
your Excellency approves of those men as they stand whose charac- 
ters you may have of Mr. Harris, beg Your Excellency to be so good 
as to Order Your Secretary to make out Commissions. 

I am with the Greatest Respect Your 

Excellency's Dutiful, Most Obedt. Humble Servant, 

JNO. SALLIS. 
(Endorsement) 

Return for Granville County, 1755. 



gbawvii.i.e. 
Sib: 
May it Please your Excellency Inclosed is a Muster Roll of the 
Regiment of Granville Coimty, with the Number of Men & Condi- 
tion of their Arms, the Best that T am at Present able to Render, 
also the List of Officers, with the dates of their Commissions, as 
will appear by the list. There is several of the Captains, since their 
Commissions were dated, is Removed. I have with the advice of the 
other field Officers, Appointed others to Succeed them. Robert Par- 
ker in Behalf of John Forohack, as also Evan Raglin in behalf of 
John Glover, & William Massey in behalf of William Person. John 
Martins Commission never Came to hand. Am Glad it did not, for 



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in my humble Opinion, he is not a proper Person for that Office, 
but if your Excellency Thinks proper, I'd Recommend Sugar Jones 
to Command Part of Phileman Hawkin's ('ompany, which you'll 
Observe is Large 'Enough to Divide. I hope your Excellency will 
Please to send Commissions for the above with some Blanks for 
Subalterns. 

In Regard to your Instructions from time to time shall ever Ren- 
der due Obedience, & am Sir, 

Your most obedient, humble Sen^ant, 

WILLIAM PERSON. 

30th April, 1756. 

P. S. For want of Proper Returns from the Several Captains 
tou(;hing the Condition of their Ammonition I can't give you a cer- 
tain account thereof, but I am Induced to think it Scarce & not to 
be got. W. .P 

(Endorsement) 

Letter from Colonel Person to his Excellency. 



Gbanvillb County. 

NovR. YE 28Tn Day, 1754. 
A Just Rol.b of ai-l. thb Troopers Names Belonging to Gran- 
ville County under the Command of Capt. William 
Hurst, to-wit: 



Daniel Osheal, left 

Philn. Hawkins, Corranate. 

John Hawkins. 

Robert Boyd. 

Derwin Elwick. 

Hopkin Wilder. 

Joseph Duke. 

John Green. 

Thomas Williams. 

Jonas Parker. 

William Stroud. 

John Williams, Junr. 

William Persons, Senr. 

Joab Metchil. 



William Cheek. 
Joseph Davenport 
Zachree Bullock. 
Benja. Kimball. 
William Williams. 
William Hicks. 
Better Green. 
William House. 
Thos. Parrish. 
William Duke, Junr. 
Patrick Lashly. 
John Glover, Junr. 
John Norwed. 
Ezeciah Terrill. 



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John Williams, Senr. Johnathan John. 

Henery Vandicke. Thomas Green. 

John Frowhauk. Matthew AfcMillon. 

Charles Edwards. Rohert Mitchel. 

John Coal. Elis Mareus. 

Robert Callur. Simon Bechum. 
Fetter Kimball. 

Test: William John, Jr., CI. 

Endorsement: Capt Wm. Hurst' Troope of Ilorse. 

Men 39, besides officers. 

But few fitted with Arms. 

Arms and Ammonition none. 

A small number of Saq. Indians living on the lands of Colonel 

Wm. Eaton in Granville. 

WIL. HTJRST. 



Gkanville County^ 8 Novb., 1763. 
To His Excellency the Governor of North Carolina : 

Sii«s Agreeable to the Acts of Assembly and the Rules of Mili- 
tary Diseii^line 1 have been under the Necessity of making known 
to your Excellency the Situation of our aflFairs with Regard to the 
Militia, that is to say, Colos. William Person having Neglected to 
qualify to Colos. Commission for this three years last past, & Refus- 
ing to Act as Colos. of the Regiment I have taken the Burthen 
tliereof on myself as being Lieutenant Colcmel, and have Called a 
General Muster and with the help of the Major, have Examined 
the Several Companys agreeable to Law and have herewith Sent you 
the Several Lists of Militia Returned to me by the Clerks & Captains 
of the Regiment and as there is several Captains that has neglected 
to make their Appearance & Likewise to Doe their Duty Otherwise, 
and that Some of them are Removed, out of their Destrict & Some 
Deceased. 

I have herewith sent a List of the Gentlemens names that T would 
Recommend to your Excellency for Captains in the room of those 
who have been Deficient in their Duty, Viz. : 

Ephram Hamton in the room of Sherrod Harris, Dt. 

Thomas Willingham in the room of Hennery Howard, Removed, 

Tbopias C<K)k iji the rooin of Daniel Osheal, not Qualified, 



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And as your Excellency will observe By the following Lists that 
Several of the Companys are too Large and as they are very Desirous 
to be Divided, if your Excellency would favor us with some Blank 
Commissions for the Subalterns I would Indeavour to Divide them 
& fill up the Commissions for some persons of Ability, who should 
be most Convenant to the people. 

Likewise if your Excellency should think fit to Give me the Com- 
mand of the Regiment of Granville, I would l>eg leave to Recom- 
uiend to your Excellency the officers most fitting for that purpose, 
Viz. : Major Osbom Jeffres to be Lieutenant Colonel ; & Captain 
William Johnson as Major, and that you would please to send a 
Captains Commission for Mr. John Christmas who was Mr. John- 
son, Lieutenant 

And that you would "Excuse my Long & Tedious Letter and am. 
Dear Sir, 

Your most Obedient, most Obligant and most Humble Servant, 

JAMES PAINE. 

(Endorsement) 

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esqr., Governor of North 
Carolina. 

Lieut Colonel James Paine's Letter & return of the Militia in 
Granville County. 

List of the Captains with the No. of their Men^ &o. 

1. Benja. Ward 126 Men. 2. Richd. Coleman.. 131 Men. 

3. William Johnson 87 Do 4. Phil. Pryor 74 Do 

6. Dan. Harris 185 Do 6. Mich. Saterwhite.lll Do 

7. John Pope 120 Do 8. John Burt 103 Do 

9. Ephram IIamton.129 Do 10. Evan Raglin 74 Do 

11. Thos. Sherwood.. 117 Do 12. Robt Abemathy.103 Do 

13. John Ferril 106 Do 14. Danl. O'Sheal.... 88 Do 

15. Henery Howard. 132 Do 
Total No. 1686 men A. D. 1763. 

JAMES PAINE, L. Colonel. 
Granville County. 

(Endorsement) 
A list of the Captains and Private Men, 
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GRANVILLE COUNTY. 

Muster Roll of the Regiment in Granville County^ under 

THE Command of Colo. William Eaton^ as taken at a 

General Muster of the said Regiment 8 October, 1754. 

Wm. Person Lieut. Colo. 

James Paine Major. 

Captain John Glover's Company. 





George Glover, Lieut. 


28. 


Edward Harris, Negro. 




Evan Tlagland, Ensign. 


29. 


Daniel Potter. 


1. 


Henry Bi.<?hop, Sergeant. 


30. 


Abraham Estice. 


2. 


"William Glover, Sergeant 


31. 


John Bishop. 


3. 


Joseph Lindsay, Sergeant. 


32. 


Greoi^ Bishop. 


4. 


Joseph Bishop, Sergeant. 


33. 


William Dickerson. 


5. 


Thomas King, Corporal. 


34. 


Emanuel Falkner. 


6. 


Richard TTargroves, Corpl. 


35. 


Martin Dickerson. 


7. 


Henry Fuller, Corpl. 


36. 


Thomas Sing. 


8. 


Bartlet Soaroey, Corpl. 


37. 


Thomas Wiggins. 


9. 


Thomas Lowe. 


38. 


James Welch. 


10. 


John Gossard, Drummer. 


39. 


John W^aldrope. 


11. 


John Blackman. 


40. 


Benjamin Ford. 


12. 


William Smith. 


41. 


William Holston. 


13. 


John Smith. 


42. 


H\igh Montgomery. 


14. 


George Woodliffe. 


.43. 


John Kirkland. 


15. 


Solomon Blackman. 


44. 


John Hargrove. 


16. 


William LawTance. 


45. 


John Walker. 


17. 


Littleton Spivey. 


46. 


John Searcey, Junr. 


18. 


Thomas Smith. 


47. 


Samuel Paschal. 


19. 


Stephen Smith. 


48. 


John Paschal. 


20. 


Wm. Chavers, Xegro. 


49. 


Thomas Adaman. 


21. 


Wm. Chavers, Jun., Mul. 


50. 


Leonard Lyndsey. 


22. 


Gilbert (Miavers, Mulatto. 


51. 


Elisha Jones. 


23. 


Thomas Woodliffe. 


52. 


Michael Bryant. 


24. 


Thomas Smith, Alerchant. 


53. 


Edward Weaver. 


25. 


Littlebury Woodliffe. 


54. 


James Morefield. 


26. 


William Woodliffe. 


55. 


Alexander Burnet. 


27. 


Ebenezer Wilson. 


56, 


William Edwards. 



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57. 


Joseph Kimbal, Junr. 


78. 


John Paterson. 


58. 


John Glover, Junr. 


79. 


William Cook. 


59. 


John Bird. 


80. 


Abraham Cook. 


60. 


William Wagataff. 


81. 


William Ford. 


61. 


Zachary Bullock. 


82. 


Charles King. 


62. 


Joseph Davenport. 


83. 


John Nonvood. 


63. 


Josiah Mitchel. 


84. 


Robert Mitchel. 


64. 


Joseph Grey. 


85. 


John Williams. 


65. 


, John Stroud. 


86. 


Benjamin ^Mieatly. 


66. 


Terence McMullin. 


87. 


John Williams, Jimr. 


67. 


John Weaver. 


88. 


Daniel Fluquinon. 


68. 


Henry Vandyck. 


89. 


Charles Williams. 


69. 


James Trevillian. 


90. 


Joseph Glover. 


70. 


John Trevillian. 


91. 


Henry Rearden. 


71. 


Nathaniel Henderson. 


92. 


Joseph Lindsay. 


72. 


John Smith Nut Bush. 


93. 


William Falkner. 


73. 


William Woodward. 


94. 


Benjamin Edwards. 


74. 


William Wood. 


95. 


William Marlow. 


75. 


Penuel Wood. 


96. 


William Stroud. 


76. 


William Byas. 


97. 


William Williams. 


77. 


Moees Harvel. 








Captain Osbobn 


Jeffbet's Compawt. 




Richard White, Lieutt 


14. 


Joseph Fuller. 




John McKisaick, Ensign. 


15. 


James Sutton. 


1. 


Francis Bradley, Sergeant. 


16. 


James Wade. 


2. 


Howard Worley, Sei^ant 


17. 


John Sandland, Junr. 


3. 


John Farrell, Sergeant. 


18. 


Robert Allen. 


4. 


William McBee, Corporal. 


19. 


Joseph Farrell. 


5. 


Thomas Cook, Corporal. 


20. 


William Moxley. 


6. 


William Perry, Corporal. 


21. 


Robert Morgan. 


7. 


John Martin, Corporal. 


22. 


Isaac Winston. 


8. 


John Sandland, Senr. 


23. 


William White. 


9. 


Peter Vinson. 


24. 


John Green. 


10. 


Philemon Bradford, Junr. 


25. 


Thomas Huland. 


11. 


John Sutton. 


26. 


Thomas MuUins. 


12. 


Arthur Fuller. 


27. 


John Yoimg. 


13. 


Timothy Fuller, 


28. 


William Porch. 



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29. 


Thomas Bridges. 


57. 


Austin Honeycot 


30. 


Jeremiah Perry. 


58. 


Joseph Bridges. 


31. 


Ambrose Crane. 


59. 


Roger Reese. 


32. 


Francis Perry. 


60. 


Thomas Jones. 


33. 


John Perry. 


61. 


William Taunt. 


34. 


William Ridings. 


62. 


George Maynard. 


35. 


William Smith. 


63. 


Nathaniel Jones. 


36. 


Ezekiah Massey. 


64. 


Andrew Martin. 


37. 


James Brogden. 


65. 


Joseph "Norris. 


38. 


John Golding. 


66. 


Richard Raybom. 


39. 


Thomas Brogden. 


67. 


John Duncan. 


40. 


John Davis. 


68. 


William Adkinson. 


41. 


Julius Alford. 


69. 


Joseph Medlin. 


42. 


Jacob Powel. 


70. 


James Bolton. 


43. 


William Maynard. 


71. 


William Winston. 


44. 


Gibson Martin. 


72. 


John Wright. 


45. 


John Bradly. 


73. 


Samuel Carlisle. 


46. 


Nathaniel Perry. 


75. 


John Wilder. 


47. 


William Cade. 


74. 


John Garret 


48. 


Andrew Harfield. 


76. 


Anthony Lewis. 


49. 


John Mooney. 


77. 


Nathan Grimes. 


50. 


Michael Perry. 




The next 5 are Mulattoes 


51. 


William Brewer. 


78. 


Thomas Gowen. 


52. 


Francis Johnston. 


79. 


Michael Gowen. 


53. 


John Booker. 


80. 


Edward Gowen. 


54. 


Benjamin Arundel. 


81. 


Robert Davis. 


55. 


Thomas Arundel. 


82. 


William Bumel. 


56. 


James Arundel. 


83. 


William Mooney (white). 




Captain Riohabd Coleman's Company. 




Robert Abemathy, Lieut. 


8. 


John Riggin. 




Israel Robinson, Ensign. 


9. 


Isaac Acrey. 


1. 


William Sisson, Sergeant. 


10. 


John Dosier. 


2. 


Thomas Harton, Sergeant. 


11. 


William Paschal. 


3. 


Mathew Robinson,Sergeant. 


12. 


William Paschal, Junr. 


4. 


William Stroud, Sergeant. 


13. 


John Stroud. 


5. 


Moses Myrick. 


14. 


Richard Jones. 


6. 


George Rhodes. 


15. 


Richard Coleman, Junr. 


7. 


John Shearing. 


16? 


Richard Hitckaby. 

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17. Jacob Dansby. 

18. Israel Eobinson, Junir. 

19. William Young. 

20. John Miller. 

21. Jonathan Johnson. 

22. William Moore. 

23. William Dugger. 

24. David King. 

25. William Gilcrees. 

26. William Head. 

27. Samuel BelL 

28. William Acrey. 

29. Thomas Worley. 

30. Thomas Walker. 

31. James Walker. 

32. Charles Huckaby. 

33. Charles Kimball. 

34. Eobert Ashley. 

35. Moses KenneL 
86. Thomas Person. 

37. Jennings Thompson. 

38. Thomas Campbel. 

39. Thomas HoweL 

40. James Young. 

41. Daniel King. 

42. John Morison. 
4?. Robert King. 

44. Charles King. 

45. John King. 

46. Alexander Bumham. 

47. Isaiah Paschal. 

48. John Paschal. 

49. William Marlow. 
60. George King. 

51. William Lewis. 

52. Jesse Miller. 
58. John Davis. 
64. Robert Collier. 

66. John CampbeL 



66. Isaac Johnson. 

57. Daniel Colson. 

68. William Hutchins. 

59. Ephraim McLemore. 

60. Giles Carter. 

61. Robert Savage. 

62. Robert Duke. 

63. James Phillips. 

64. Daniel Pegram. 

65. Anthony Metcalfe. 

66. William Downey. 

67. Benjamin Carrol. 

68. Nathaniel Nicholson. 

69. William Smith. 

70. John Ellis. 

71. Edward Cary. 

72. Samuel Thompson. 

73. John Bradly. 

74. Thomas Ballard. 

75. John Woolbank. 

76. William Collins. 

77. Edmund Adcock. 

78. Nicholas Robinson. 

79. John Jones. 

80. Richard Ballard. 

81. Charles Edwards. 

82. Leonard Griggs. 

83. Benjamin Murphy. 

84. John Robinson. 

85. James Lester. 

86. William Gamlin. 

87. John Kendrick. 

88. James Kendrick. 

89. Alexander Berkley. 

90. G^eorge Nichols. 

91. Phillip Roberts. 

92. James Nicholson. 

93. Thomas Johnson. 

94. John Hawkins. 



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Captain Daniel Habbis's Company. 


• 


Thomas Bell, Lieutt 


37. 


Samuel Duke< 


1. 


Smith Paterson, Sergeant 


38. 


John Duke. 


2. 


Lawrance Lancaster, Sergt 


39. 


Joseph Dukfi. 


3. 


Robert Nutt, Sergeant 


40. 


Patric Harigall. 


4. 


Peter Green, Sergeant 


41. 


Richard Maddry. 


5. 


John Mcllvail. 


42. 


Lewis Bobbet 


6. 


Henry Lauter. 


43. 


Miles Bobbet 


7. 


James Maddiey. 


44. 


Charles Bartholomew. 


8. 


John Leonard. 


45. 


Thomas Parish. 


9. 


John Birch. 


46. 


John Green. 


10. 


George Paterson. 


47. 


William Cheek 


11. 


William Burrows. 


48. 


William Blake. 


12. 


Isaac Mabry. 


49. 


John Blake. 


13. 


William Ellis. 


50. 


James Sensing. ■ 


14. 


John Wren. 


51. 


Absalom Langston. 


15. 


Michael Harris. 


52. 


John Smart 


16. 


Edward Holiman. 


53. 


Francis Capps. 


17. 


Benjamin Nicholson. 


54. 


James Langston. 


18. 


James Harris. 


55. 


Solomon LangstoiL 


19. 


Benjamin Egerton. 


56. 


Joseph Green. 


20. 


Lewis Paterson. 


57. 


John Potts. 


21. 


Edward Narramore. 


58. 


Peter Davis. 


22. 


Robert Harris. 


59. 


Richard Bennet. 


23. 


Ellis Marquis. 


60. 


John Mootlow. 


24. 


Joseph Hackney. 


6L 


John Person. 


25. 


Joseph Trail. 


62. 


Joseph Person. 


26. 


Thomas Green. 


63. 


Solomon Atkinson. 


27. 


Peter Kimball. 


64. 


William Maugham. 


28. 


William Kimball. 


65. 


James Mangham. 


29. 


Benjamin Kimball. 


66. 


William Mangham, Junr. 


30. 


Jesse Edwards. 


67. 


Eustace Daniel. 


31. 


William House. 


68. 


William Walker. 


32. 


Edward Green. 


69. 


James Petty. 


33. 


Samuel Green. 


70. 


Edward Carlisle. 


34. 


John Cole. 


71. 


Richard Acock. 


35. 


William Duke. 


72. 


Francis Acock. 


36. 


William Duke, Junr. 


73. 


Daniel Prince. 



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74. Samuel Mangham. 85. 

75. Thomas Blancet. 86. 

76. William Cooper. 87. 

77. John Williams. 88. 

78. John Hudson. 89. 

79. Chamberlaine Hudson. 90. 

80. Henry Hudson. 91. 

81. Isaac Hudson. 92. 

82. Edward Young, Junr. 93. 

83. Thomas Young. 94. 

84. William Davis. 95. 



Major Walker. 
Peter Smart 
Charles Harris. 
Joseph Harris. 
Joseph Bell. 
Arthur Robinson. 
John Kicker. 
William Meadows. 
James Bettis. 
Thomas Daniel. 
Robert lloore. 



Captain John Sallis's Company. 



George Morris, Lieutenant. 24. 

James Mitchel, Ensign. 25. 

1. William Howlet, Sergeant 26. 

2. - Wm. HoUyman, Sergeant 27. 

3. Richard Harris, Sergeant 28. 

4. William Hicks, Corporal. 29. 

5. William Jordan, Corporal. 30. 

6. Henry Jordan, Corporal. 31. 

7. Thomas Morris, Corporal. 32. 

8. Thomas Newby, Corporal. 33. 

9. George King, Drummer. 34. 

10. John Craven, Drummer. 35. 

11. Thomas Bradford. 30. 

12. James Bandy. 37. 

13. Robert Bandy. 38. 

14. Jacob Perry. 39. 

15. Henry Day, Junr. 40. 

16. Simon Day. 41. 

17. Jeremiah Frazier. 42. 

18. Thomas Christian. 43. 

19. David Mitchel. 44. 

20. William Moore, Jr. 45. 

21. Henry Howard. 46. 

22. Nathaniel Holly. 47. 

23. William Holley. 48. 



Enoch Rentfrow. 
Lewis Thomas. 
Lewis Edwards. 
John Smith. 
Joseph Moore. 
John Bains. 
Richard Roberts. 
Richard Roberts, Junr. 
John Thomason. 
James Knott 
John Knott. 
Martin Wheeler. 
John Howard. 
David Howard. 
Solomon Howard. 
Anthony Garnet. 
Timothy Carter. 
Samuel Carter. 
John Stovall. 
John Stovall, Junr. 
Bartholomew Stovall. 
Jeremiah Clayton. 
William Clayton. 
William Gowen. 
John Gallimore. 



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49. 


Jesse Parker. 


70. 


Robert Gilley. 


50. 


John Osbom. 


71. 


William Gilley. 


51. 


William Cra^. 


72. 


Mathew McKenny. 


52. 


Jonathan Barret 


73. 


Claibom Harris. 


53. 


James Hembry. 


74. 


David Parish. 


54. 


Robert Glidewell. 


75. 


James Ferguson. 


55. 


Williarri Manus. 


76. 


John Yancey. 


56. 


Groves Howard. 


77. 


Bartlet Yancey. 


57. 


John Johnston. 


78. 


Joseph Gowen. 


58. 


Francis King. 


79. 


John Cragg. 


59. 


Thomas King, Junr. 


80. 


James Roberts, Junr. 


60. 


Christopher Osbom. 


81. 


Osbom HedgpetL 


61. 


Sherwood Harris. 


82. 


John Simmons. 


62. 


Jonathan White, Junr. 


83. 


Christopher Harris. 


63. 


George Jordan, Jimr. 


84, 


Benjamin Simmons. 


64. 


Henry Fegan. 


^85. 


Joshua Kogins. 


65. 


John Parish. 


86. 


Bartlet Shepardson. 


66. 


William Ferguson. 


87. 


Lewis Anderson. 


67. 


James Reeves. 


88. 


William Bass. 


68. 


Harris GuiUam. 


89. 


George Anderson. 


69. 


Edward Loyd. 


90. 


George Pettiford. 




Captaiw SuoaN Joinss 


's Company. 



James Mosely, Lieut. 

1. Francis Walker, Senr. 

2. William Wood. 

3. Miles Jones. 

4. Denis Lindsey. 

5. Aaron Fussell. 

6. Benjamin Ward. 

7. Shirley Watley. 

8. John Burford. 

9. John Thornton. 

10. William Beckham. 

11. William Wheeler. 

12. Kobert Whitaker. 

13. Robert Day. 

14. Abraham Green. 
16. John Green. 



16. John Gibbs. 

17. Theophilus Goodwin. 

18. Theophilus Goodwin, Jr. 

19. Thomas Goodwin. 

20. John Goodwin. 

21. Edward Thomas. 

22. Benjamin Cowherd. 

23. James White. 

24. John Gant. 

26. John Gant, Junr. 

26. William Gant 

27. Isham Gant. 

28. John CoUey. 

29. Eichard Halcomb. 

30. John Halcomb. 

31. Joseph Halcomb. 



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32. 


Henry Thornton. 


71. 


Hezekiah Terrell. 


33. 


Benjamin Halcomb. 


72. 


Francis Strother. 


34. 


Roger Thornton. 


73. 


James Ray. 


35. 


GJeorge Bledsoe. 


74. 


William Underwood. 


36. 


William Bledsoe. 


75. 


William Watley. 


37. 


Joshua Perry. 


76. 


Shirley Watley, Junr. 


38. 


William Richardson. 


77. 


Henry Jennings. 


39. 


John Boyd. 


78. 


Moses Smithy. 


40. 


Thomas Zacbry. 


79. 


Thomas Harris: 


41. 


John ZAciaj. 


80. 


William Gibbons. 


42. 


William Dickerson. 


81. 


Allan Montjoy. 


43. 


Thomas Fussill. 


82. 


Lawrance Kerwin. 


44. 


Arthur Crocker. 


83. 


William Smith. 


45. 


John Wood. 


84. 


James Petty. 


46. 


Jacob Crocker. 


85. 


Thomas Petty. 


47. 


Reuben Lawson. 


86. 


Lawrance Strother. 


48. 


Absalom Wells. 


87. 


Charles Liles. 


49. 


Thomas Beckham. 


88. 


Thomas Cook. 


50. 


•Henry Weaver. 


89. 


WiUiam Vinson. 


61. 


William Waters. 


90. 


James Bamet 


52. 


Thomas Putman. 


91. 


William Beckham, Junr. 


53. 


William Cheek. 


92. 


Ephraim Estrige. 


54. 


Robert Cheek. 


93. 


Aaron Sherard. 


55. 


Williamson Liles. 


94. 


Thomas Wooten. 


56. 


Benjamin Thomson, Jr. 


96. 


Geoi^ Wooten. 


57. 


John Thomson. 


96. 


Daniel Wooten. 


58. 


William Thomas. 


97. 


Robert Vasser. 


59. 


Emanuel Falkner. 


98. 


Richard Pinnel. 


60. 


William Falkner. 


99. 


John Pinnel. 


61. 


Simon Beckham. 


100. 


Joshua Pinnel. 


62. 


John Rainwater. 


101. 


William Saul. 


63. 


James Rainwater. 


102. 


Thomas Sing. 


64. 


Lewis Brantly. 


103. 


William Willis. 


66. 


Joseph Brantly. 


104. 


Thomas Martin. 


66. 


John Brantly, Junr. 


105. 


Atkins McLemore. 


67. 


Hopkin Wilder. 


106. 


James Talbot. 


68. 


John Watson. 


107. 


Joshua Yarbro. 


69. 


Thomas Cooper. 


108. 


Thomas Sale. 


70. 


Browning Williams. 


109. 


Jeremiah Wooten. 

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110. 


John Wooten. 


126. 


Samuel Freeman. 


111. 


James Wooten. 


127. 


Jeptha Terrell. 


112. 


Thomas Delany. 


128. 


John Terrell, Junr. 


113. 


John Mosely. 


129. 


John Debord. 


114. 


Thomas Crab. 


130. 


James Morris. 


115. 


John Persons. 


131. 


Thomas Harris. 


116. 


Richard Parsons. 


132. 


Joseph Harris. 


117. 


Joseph Martin. 


133. 


John Stanfield. 


118. 


William Martin. 


134. 


Benjamin Rice. 


119. 


Arthur Watson. 


135. 


Robert Clark. 


120. 


John Serug Askew. 


136. 


Thomas Carter. 


121. 


Henry Brewer. 


137. 


John Burdock. 


122. 


William Takewell. 


138. 


Thomas Turner. 


123. 


William Halley. 


139. 


John Deer. 


124. 


Simon Taylor. 


140. 


George Underwood. 


125. 


Ambrose Bearding. 








Captain Benjamin Simm's Company. 




John Burt, Lieut. 


20. 


Henry Clark. 




.William Mercer, Ensign. 


21. 


Thos. Hunt, up the River. 


1. 


Giles Bowers, Sergeant 


22. 


Saul Rackley. 


2. 


John Bishop, Sergeant. 


23. 


William Pace, Junr. 


3. 


William Eves, Sergeant 


24. 


Joseph Acom Hutson. 


4. 


James Ross, Corporal. 


25. 


Christopher Clark. 


5. 


John Meldey, Corporal. 


26. 


Joseph Brantly. 


6. 


Mathew Mathew8,Corporal. 


27. 


James Brantly. 


7. 


William Jones, Drummer. 


28. 


George Bledsoe. 


8. 


Henry Ivey, Drummer. 


29. 


Thoma? Woodly. 


9. 


William Jackson. 


30. 


Robert Moody, Junr. 


10. 


Thomas Smith. 


31. 


William Himt 


11. 


William Moxley. 


32. 


William Jerkins. 


12. 


William Thomas. 


33. 


Lodowick Alford. 


13. 


Charles Ivey. 


34. 


Joseph JeflFries. 


14. 


Daniel Carrol. 


35. 


William Hobbs. 


15. 


John Duncan. 


36. 


Thomas Jones. 


16. 


Thos. Hunt, Little Creek. 


37. 


William Simmons. 


17. 


Robert Smith. 


38. 


William Jones. 


18. 


Richard Crutchfield. 


39. 


James Hunt 


19. 


John Meekie. 


40. 


John Claibom, 



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41. 


Robert Clark. 


59. 


Joseph Wright 


42. 


Benjamin Rice. 


60. 


John Wright 


43. 


John Deer. 


61. 


James Massey. 


44. 


Aaron Sherrud. 


62. 


John Douglas. 


45. 


William Vinson. 


63. 


George Hill. 


46. 


William Richardson. 


64. 


Francis Strother. 


47. 


James White. 


65. 


Thomas West 


48. 


Arthur Crocker. 


66. 


Joseph Wright, Junr. 


49. 


Miles Ra(^ey. 


67. 


James Pace. 


50. 


Parsons Rackley. 


68. 


James Smith. 


51. 


John Rainwater. 


69. 


Nathaniel Smith. 


52. 


Thomas Tbarrington. 


70. 


John Pamal. 


53. 


Robert Butler. 


71. 


John Massey. 


64. 


Edward Thomas. 


72. 


William Edwards. 


55. 


John Reeves. 


73. 


John Simmons. 


56. 


William Smith. 


74. 


Bamaby Goodwin. 


57. 


John Smith. 


75. 


Samuel Fowler, Senr. 


58. 


G}eorge Woodly. 







1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 

is. 

14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 



Captain Aitobew Hampton's Company. 



John Adcock, Lieutt. 18. 

Ephraim nampton,Ensign. 19. 

Thomas Robinson, Sergeant. 20. 

Wm. Williams, Sergeant. 21. 

John Landres, Sergeant 22. 

John Williams, Corporal. 23. 

Fran. Davenport, Corporal. 24. 

Absalom Baker, Corporal. 25. 

Richard Ceverinton, Corpl. 26. 

Carter Hedgpeth, Corporal. 27. 

Anthony Cassart,Drummer. 28. 

Darwin Elwick. 29. 

William Rose. 30. 

Francis Rann. 31. 

Thomas Goss. 32. 

Robert Boyd. 33. 

Ephraim Merrit 34. 

William Washington. 35. 

James Meadows. 36. 



Benjamin Hubbard. 
John Clark. 
Valentine White. 
John Jones. 
Moses Coppock. 
John Ogowine. 
Patrick Lashley. 
Mathew Myers. 
David Cassart. 
John Landres, Jimr. 
James Boiling. 
William Boiling. 
Nicholas Horton. 
Giles Hedgpeth. 
Francis Falkner. 
Leonard Adcock. 
John Marrowin. 
Emanuel Falkner. 
Benjamin Boiling. 



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37. Daniel Blackman. 49. Joseph Langston. 

38. Malachi Reeves. 60. John Mathews. 

39. Minos Greggs. 51. James Morris. 

40. Francis West. 52. Samuel Johnson. 

41. Thomas May. 53. David Stroud. 

42. Samuel Flaick. 54. Ebenezer Wilson. 

43. Thomas Flaick. 55. John Qibbs. 

44. Samuel Fuller. 66. William Smith. 
46. David Strahan. 67. Joseph Halley. 

46. Owen Read. 68. Lawrence Pettiford. 

47. Samuel Smith. 69. Richard Watts. 

48. John Boiling. 60. Peter Marrown. 

CoMPAiraES : 

Glover's 97 

JeflFries' 83 

Coleman's .>. 94 

Harris's 95 

Sallis's 90 

Jones's 140 

Simms's , 75 

Hampton's 60 

Total 734 

WILLIAM EATON. 
6 December, 1754. 
(Endorsement) 
Granville. 



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PASQUOTANK COUNTY. 

Pasquotank, October 7th, 1766. 

Sir: — I hearin have inclosed the List of the whole Regiment 
Under My Command as Near To your ExcelL orders as I Could, 
and have since My arrival from the Westindies Taken as Great Cear 
and Diligence to have them well Disciplined and to see that they be 
in Qood order as I weell Could, and Ever shall be CearfuU to Doe 
the same While I Continue in that Station, &c. 

Sir, allso Rec'd yours of ye 22d of November, which I shall as 
Nearly Comply with as I Can, but have Had noe opertunity yet by 
Resone of My Going out of the Contrey Did Not qualifie to the Com- 
mision of the peace while sence my arival, But now Shall Set abought 
to put Matters in as Good form as Lies in My power, and shall Ever 
be ready to obey your Excell. Commands with the Greatest Cear and 
industry My Weak Cappasity will afford, so Condud. 

Pass, Sir, Your Humble and obedant Servent, 

ROBERT MURDEN. 

To His Excell., Arthur Dobbs, Esq. 



ANSON COUNTY. 

A List of the Millatbby Company Commanded By Capten 
Andbew Pickens in Anson County. 

Leftanant, Robert Ramsy. *Andrew Curswell 4 

Ensign, John Crockett Andrew McCoune 6 

Sargant, Thomas Wright Benjamin Tomson 6 

Sargant, William Beard. *David MiUer 7 

Sargant, William King. Phalex Canady 8 

Alexander Crockett, Corporal. *George Davies 9 

*John Hagans, Corporal. *George Walker 10 

* John Galahen, Corporal. *George Dougless 11 

John Martin Clime, Corporal. Hugh McCain 12 

William Hood, Corporal. Hugh Coffey 13 

Arche Crockett 1 * John Davies 14 

Andrew Nutt 2 *John Nutt 16 

Andrew Pickens 3 *John Pickens 16 



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John Linn 17 

John Amel Pender 18 

*John Cannady 19 

John Hood 20 

*John Tailer 21 

*John Wall 22 

* John Mount Gomrey 23 

John Lockart 24 

John Taggart 25 

John Bartley 26 

James McCorkall 27 

*James Walker 28 

James Moore 29 

* Joseph Pickens 30 

*Jeremiah Colens 31 

* Joseph Baxter 32 

*Moses Davies 33 

♦Patrick Coin 34 

Philip Walker 35 

Nethanel Walker 36 

Edward Williams 37 

Robert Davies 38 

*Robert Crockett 39 

♦Robert Nutt 40 

♦Roger Smith 41 

♦Robert McClelland 42 



Robert Gait 43 

Robert Caldwell 44 

♦Robert Maheney 45 

Robert McCorkall 46 

Robert Mount Gomrey 47 

♦Robert Woods 48 

Robert Day 49 

Samuel Rogers 50 

Samul Burnet 51 

William Davies 52 

William Nutt 53 

♦William Nutt, Junier 54 

♦William Pickens 55 

William Ardeng 56 

William McKee 57 

William King 58 

♦William Smith 59 

William Martain 60 

♦William Linn 61 

(Endorsement) 

No. of Married men 27 

Single men Mark'd thus * ... 34 

In AU 61 

Guns, 14 — wanting. 



NEW HANOVER COUNTY. 

Wilmington, 24th Nov'r, 1755. 
Sir : — Should have sent you long ere now the number of Troopers 
und'r my Command, but my indisposition for Two Months past 
prevented me. I mustered them twice & the greatest number that 
appeared \vere Sixteen, not One of which was accouter'd according 
to law. I can't fine them, as they are all wnlling to purchase the 
acoutriments fit for a Gent'n Trooper, but such is not to be had here. 
Shall goe * * * whatever * * * Number of Swords & belts 



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& Carboynes I meet with that is for Sale T intend to purchase. T am, 
with Esteem^ 

Your Excellency's Most Obed't hum'e Serv't^ 

WILL'M MACKENZIE. 

P. S. Acco't of the arms that appeared in the field, Vizt. : 
6 pair pistols. 
2 Broad Swords & Belts. 
8 Cutlasses. 

They promised faithfully to be better provided next Mee * * * 
(Endorsement.) 

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Govem'r & Commander 
in chief off North Carolina. 



A List of the Officebs & Troopers in the New Hanover Troop 
Commanded by Capt. William Mackenzie, Vizt. : 

William Mackenzie, Capt. 

Caleb Grainger, Lieut (Lieutenancy vacant, Caleb Grainger be- 
ing made Lieut, Coll. on the Ohio Expedition.) 
John Merrick, Com't. 
John Burgwin, Quarter Master. 
Alexander Duncan, Clerk. 
Samuel Greene, Chirg'r. 

TROOPERS. 

1 James Arlow. 15 John Maultsby, Jun'r. 

2 Robert Burleigh. 16 Alexander McAllister. 

3 David Brown. 17 Jacob Milner. 

4 Thomas Bevin. 18 Thomas Newton. 

5 Samuel Boimum. 19 Richard Player. 

6 James Blythe. 20 John Paine. 

7 James Campbell, Jun'r. 21 William Rutlidge. 

8 John Campbell. 22 Thomas Rutlidge. 

9 John Cooke. 23 Zachariah Weeks. 

10 Magnus Cowan. 24 John Walker. 

11 Francis Ewnn. 25 Robert Whilbancks. 

12 John Games. 26 William Wilkings. 

13 Thomas James. 27 Alexander Mackay. 

14 Benjamin Morison. 



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The Properest Persons to be Promoted, Vizt : 

John Merrick, Lieut/ Alex^r Duncan, Quarter Mast'r. 

John Burgwin, Com't John Paine, Clerk. 



A MusTEB Roll of the Wilmington Company^ whereof Qeobge 
Meb^iok is Captain by Commission fbom the Honoubable 
Nathaniel Rice, Esq'b., Pbesident^ bearing date the 
Twenty-seventh Day of Novembeb, 1752, the Desteiot 
OF which begins at the Bald Head of Cape Fear Riveb, 
thence Bounded on the west Up the said Riveb to a 
Cbeek Making out of the Nobth East Riveb Named 
Island Cbeek^ thence oveb to the Sound to a Cbeek 
Oall'd Perry's Cbeek making out of the Sound^ thence a 
Long the Sound & sea to the fibst station. 



Greorge Merrick, Capt 
Nath'l Moore, Lieut 
Michael Anckram, Ens. 
John Walker, Sergt 
Henry Erby, Do. 
Joseph Watson, Do. 

1 Job How, Jun^r. 

2 Joshua Grainger. 

3 John McFarland. 

4 Malcomb Smith. 

5 Johanus Bentley. 

6 Walter Simpson. 

7 John Ede. 

8 Andrew Mior. 

9 Peter Smith. 

10 Henry Tooner. 

11 William Carter. 

12 John Poundell. 

13 Jonathan Sturgesw 

14 John Charlow. 
16 Joseph Jones. 

16 Alexander Eoss. 

17 Isaac Ross. 

18 Arthur Mabson, 



19 Iver Mackey. 

20 John Ferol. 

21 Thomas Cunningham. 

22 William Barnes. 

23 David David. 

24 Ratford Charles Hillyard. 

25 William Gregory. 

26 Obediah Holt 

27 John Stephens. 

28 Luke Bowen. 

29 Hugh Murray. 

30 James Duff. 

31 John Carter. 

32 Edward Burrage. 

33 George Stemore. 

34 Stephen Johnston. 

35 James Price. 

36 Arch'l Adamson. 

37 Christian Wilson. 

38 James Campbell. 

39 Francis Foy. 

40 John Player. 

41 Stephen Player. 

42 John Bloodworth. 

43 Joseph Mott 



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44 Magnus Gibbin. 
46 Timothy Brads. 

46 Joseph Grerry. 

47 David Bowen. 

48 John Watson. 

49 Richard Price. 

60 Gteorge^ Crandell. 

61 James Bromley. 

62 Joshua Paver. 

63 Stephen Johnston, Jun'r. 

64 John Chalvin. 

65 John Thomas. 

66 John Watt 

67 John Morris. 

58 Duncan Campbell. 
69 JohnBlyth. 

60 William Thompson. 

61 Maurice Neven. 



62 Bennony Clayton. 

63 Matthew Pantland. 

64 Zacheriah Bart. 

66 Robert Woolbanks. 

66 William White. 

67 John McClamey. 

68 John Rogers. 

69 John Mott 

70 Richard Timpson. 

71 Ezekiel Johnson. 

72 Anthony Ward. 

73 Thomas Goodman. 

74 William Beteford. 
76 John Stack. 

76 Anthony Debush. 

77 James Rue. 

78 Richard Player. 

79 Robert Fisher. 



The following is a List of Persons Exempt by Law from bearing 
arms at private muster, but Liable in Case of an Invasion : 



1 Lewis Deroset. 

2 John Debois. 

3 John Lyon. 

4 John Davis, Jun'r. 
6 William Farris. 

6 Isaac Farris. 

7 John McDowal. 

8 Joshua Toomer. 

9 Marmaduke Jones. 
10 Armand Deroset. 

In aU, 138 Men. 



11 Caleb Grainger. 

12 Thomas Jones. 

13 Joseph Blake. 

14 John Campbell. 

15 Edward Porter. 

16 Samuel Green. 

17 Cosmus Forqueharson. 

18 Cornelius Harnett 

19 Moses John Deroset. 

20 Caleb Mason. 



Wilmington, Cape Fear, December 12th, 1754. 
Sir : — I sent your Excellency the 9th Instant an Exact List of the 
Officers & Troopers under my Command. Likewise a letter for your 
Excellency, which I hope came safe to hand, I w^s so hurried that 
22—25 



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I had not time to think of the Defects that occur'd to me in the 
Maletia Law in Regard to the Troo])ers, &c., for which I am in hopes 
of your Excellency's Pardon. The Defects are as follows: The 
Officers & Troopers Pay p'r diem not mentioned, Likewise The 
Fines on both Officers & Troopers should be greater than the foot in 
Proportion to their Pay. Secondly, that no Person in Either Horse 
or foot, wither Officer or Private man, should go out of their ov>Ta 
County to muster in another, under a Large Penalty. Thirdly, 
there ought to l)e a Collonell & Lieut. Coll. appointed for the Troops, 
Likewise the Collonells to see the Troops under their Command 
muster at least on*** & am * * * & that both Troops & foot sho\id 
muster at least (Quarterly. Fourthly, that any Person that once 
musters in the Troops sliould not quit it, under the Penalty of Ten 
Pounds, Proclimation IMoney. These are all the Defects Perceivable 
to me. My Commission as Capt. ; Caleb Grainger, Lieut, ; John Mer- 
rick, Corn., & John Burgwnn, Quarter Master, was Dated 5th 
Octob'r, 1754 ( ?). lam, 

Your Excellency's most Obd't Servant, 

WILL'M MACKENZIE. 

(Endorsement.) 

To His Excell'y Arthur Dobbs, Esq'r, Captain General, Governor 

& Commander in Chief, &ca., &ca. 
Pr. fav. Capt. Woodrow, Q. D. C. 



A Muster Roll of the New Topsail Company, whereof John 
AsiiE IS Captaix by Commission from his Excellency Ga- 
briel Johnston, Esq'r., Bearing Date the Twelfth day 
OF November, 1747. The District begins at Perry's 

{^RICK making out OF THE SOUND, THENCE A LoNG THE SOUND 

TO THE Bounds of Onslow County, thence over to The 
Bounds of Duplin County, thence Down the Xo. East 
River to a Creek Call'd Island Creek, thence over to 
THE s'd Perry's Creek, the first Station. 

1 John Ashe, Captain. 6 Rich'd Scott, Do. 

2 Thomas irerrick, Lieut. 7 Ralph Doe. 

3 John Earle, Ensign. ' 8 Delestations Doe. 

4 Erancis Alexander, Serg. 9 James Hower. 

5 David Williams, Do. 10 John Timpson, 



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11 Francis Costin. 

12 Mathias Costin. 

13 Benj. Nixon. 

14 Solomon Townsend. 
16 Thos. TowTisend. 

16 William Grey. 

17 Samuel Thorp. 

18 James Bush. 

19 Thomas Nixon, Jun'r. 

20 Rob't Nixon. 

21 Thomas McClamey. 

22 Thomas Gallaway. 

23 William Nichols. 

24 John Nichols. 

25 Caleb Nichols. 

26 Jer: Suliven. 

27 Isaac Ogdon. 

28 Andrew Fulward. 

29 Mathias Costin, Jun'r. 

30 Isaac Costin, Jun'r. 

31 Stephen Costin. 

32 Andrew Fabin. 

33 George Brim Harris. 

34 Samuel Willis. 

35 William McClamey. 

36 Binedick Meredith. 

37 William Morris. 

38 William Swarm. 

39 Charles Caustin. 

40 Sam'l Collier. 

41 Solomon Husk. 

42 John Simpson. 

43 Micheal Lowber. 

44 Jessee Moore. 

45 Edward Dotey. 

46 Alex'r McAlexander. 

47 James Green. 

48 William Gray. 

49 William Wood, 



50 William Evans. 

51 John Futch. 

52 Wheeker Davis. 

53 Isaac Wade. 

54 Charles Bishop. 

55 William Parridice. 

56 George Dudley. 

57 Michael Lowber, Jun'r. 

58 **** Lowber. 

59 Peter Lowber. 

60 John Worthington. 

61 **** Alexander. 

62 Benj. G****. 

64 ***non Burnett. 

65 John Stokeley. 

66 Edw'd Teal. 

67 Richard Batchelder. 

68 William Futch. 

69 William Stanton. 

70 Joseph Stokeley. 

71 Sam'l Brown. 

72 Lewis Skebbow. 

73 Bishop Dudley. 

74 John Summer. 

75 Ezekiel Alexander. 

76 John England. 

77 Francis Dixon. 

78 William Dixon. 

79 Thomas Stokeley. 

80 Capeweel ( ?) Stokeley. 

81 William Stokeley. 

82 Jacob Costin. ( ?) 

83 Joe*** Stokeley. 

84 **** SiU. ( ?) 

85 Solomon Morris. 

86 Jacob Neal. 

87 Rowland Crocker. 

88 Forris Green, 



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The Following is a List of Persons Exempt by Law from Bearing 
arms at Private muster, but Liable in Case of Invasion : 

89 James Morris. 91 John Gardner. 

90 Allexander Lillington. 92 Henry Skebbow. 
In all 92 Men. 

(Endorsement) 

Militia List of the Town of Wilmington. 



New Hanoveb, 1754. 
Proper Answers to every Paragraph of His Excellency's letter 

to me Bearing date at New Bern the 4:th Day of Novem'r, 1754. 

The Muster Role of the five Company of Foot in New Hanover 

County, of which I am at present Commanding Officer, Vizt. : 

1st Company, and Eldest is Capt Schenking Moore, Con- 
sisting of 120 Men Subject to bear Arms and 30 not 
lyable but on AUarms, in all 150 Men 

2d Company, and next Eldest, is Capt Greorge Merrick, 
Consisting of 79 Men Subject to bear Arms and 20 
not lyable but on AUarms, in all 99 

3d Company, and next Eldest, is Capt. George Hyme, 
Consisting of 61 Men Subject to bear Arms and 22 
not lyable but on AUarms, in all 83 

4th Company, and next Eldest, is Capt John Ashe, 
Consisting of 88 men Subject to bear Arms and 4 not 
lyable but on AUarms, in all 92 

5th Company, and Youngest, is Capt. George Gibbes, Con- 
sisting of 82 Men Subject to bear Arms and 2 not 
lyable but on AUarms, in all 84 



508 Men 



The Captains of Each Company Bears Kank thus: 
John Ashe, Eldest and first Captain. 
Schenckingh Moore, Second Captain. 
George Merrick, Third Captain. 
George Hyme, Fourth Captain. 
Cteorge Gibbes, Fifth Captain. 



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The Field Officers of the Regiment Bears Rank thus : 

James Tnnis, Colonell^ now gone to the Ohio Expedition. 

William Dry^ Lieutenant ColoneL 

Thomas Jones, Formerly Major, but now has given up his Com- 
mission, and John Ashe^ being Eldest Captain, now acts as Major 
to the Regiment, and has the best Right to have a Commission as 
Major, and his Lieutenant now Ought to have a Commission to be 
Captain of the Sound Company, whereof John Ashe was formerly 
Captain. 

The Lieutenants and Ensigns were always made by the Field 
Officers and Commissions given them from the Commanding Field 
Officer to act as Lieutenants & Ensigns. 

The Clerks, Corporalls & Serjeants are always made by the Cap- 
tain of Each Company. 

We have no Arms nor Amunition from any of His Majesty's 
Stores belong to this Regiment^ but are very much in want of a 
parcell to be Lodged near the Sea Shore for the Safety of the Lower 
parts of the River. 

We have no Lidians whatever in our Neighborhood Excepting 
now and then a few Tuskeroras that come and Hunt amongst us and 
go away again, never above Six or Eight at a time, and they but in a 
pore Condition of defence. 

My observations on the Melitia Law now depending are as thus: 
Every Company to be obliged to meet and Exercise at least four 
times in a year as Common Musters, and One a Year as General 
Muster. For Each Captain not attending at Common Musters, 30s. 
Fines at Common Musters to be Raised, Vizt : For Each Private 
man, 6s. 8dj For Each Lieutenant not attending at Common Mus- 
ters to be find 20s. ; For Each Ensign not attending at Common Mus- 
ters to be find 16s. ; For Each Serjeant taking on himself that office 
& not attending at Common Musters, 6s. 8d. 

Captains to Grant- Warrants to Serjeants to Levy the feese as 
above and the Serjeants to be Obliged to Serve Such Warrants and 
to Receive for Each Warrant that he Serves 4s. out of the goods so 
taken, or forfeit 20s. for every warrant that he Refuse to Serve, to 
be Recovered by warrant of the Captain directed to another Ser- 
jeant 

And for those that do not Attend at General Musters in their Sev- 
eral Offices to forfeit Double the Sum as for Private Musters. 



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Proper Excuses to be made on Oath before Each Captain; and 
for Each Captain to be made before a Field Officer. 

Persons belonging to any of the Company in the Regiment Inlist- 
ing themselves in the Troop to bring a Certificate from the Capt of 
Said Troop to the Capt of the Company he formerly belonged to 
before he Shall be Scratched of the list or be liable to pay the Same 
fines as other Soldiers till the Same is done. 

No Captain of a Troop to have power to list men out of their 
Several Coimties or Districts, but be obliged to keep to their own, 
under Penalty of Five Pounds for every Such Trooper that he So 
Inlists out of his County or Districts. 



TYRRELL COUNTY. 

The Nimiber of Militia in Tyril County, Viz. : 

Cap. William Euerat's Company, 140 

Cap. Jno. Ilardison Do 92 

Cap. Sprouel Do 96 

Cap. Ludford Do 76 

*Cap. Blount's Do 101 

*Formerly Steward's Company. Blount Appointed till y'r Ex- 
cellency's pleasure be known. 

(Endorsement) 

Tyrrel Return, 1758. 



A List of the Company Under the Command of Capt. John 
WOODHOUSE, 1758. 

Lieutenant Samuel Jarvis. Samuel Salyer 1 

Ensign Dead. Asahel Simmons 2 

Serjants — Azariken Parker 3 

Mr, Robert Gipson. Joseph Sanderson 4 

Mr. Hezekiah Woodhouse. Joel Joyner, Jr. 5 

^[r. Benjamin Presscoat. Jonathan Hannah 6 

Mr. James Parker. Joshua Ball 7 

(\>rporals — Joseph Hannah 8 

Mr. Thomas Sanderson, Jr. William Gilberts 9 

Mr. Jonathan Jarvis. Ebenezer Taylor 10 



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Timothy Ives, Jr 11 

Thomas Love .* 12 

Michael O'Xeal 13 

Daniel Linsey 14 

Joseph Lindsey 15 

John Lindsey 16 

Peter Lutts 17 

John Robertson, Jr 18 

Edward Capps 19 

Peter Leichfield 20 

John Love, Jr 21 

James Mercer, Jr 22 

Willis Walker 23 

Henry Hannah 24 

Henry Gipson, Jr 25 

William Chaplain 26 

Joel Poyner, Jr 27 

John Barco 28 

Ezekiel Evans 29 

John Stephens 30 

James Odondy 31 

John Walker, Jr 32 

Thomas Jarvis 33 

John Gipson 34 

Henry Gipson 35 

Thomas Odondy 36 

Edom Simmons 37 

Edmond Conell 38 

Xathan Poyner 39 

Thomas Rnssell 40 

Benjamin Poyner 41 

Joseph Odondy 42 

Josiah Nicholson 43 

Thomas Simmons 44 

Samuel Simmons 45 

Caleb Walker 46 

O'Xeel Walker 47 

William Williamson 48 

Mathew Williamson 49 



Uriah Angel 50 

Andrew Serimsbare 51 

William Danoson 52 

Allexander Maney 53 

William Dabbs 54 

Samson Simmons 65 

John Odondy 5^ 

Rolx?rt Chamberlain 57 

Robert Poyner 58 

James Mercer 59 

William Sanderson, Jr 60 

Willis Riissel 61 

Samson Etberage .^ 62 

Daniel Odondy 63 

Stephen Gibl)ims 64 

Thomas Evans 65 

Benjamins Evans 67 

Joseph Evans 68 

Isaac Evens 69 

Henry Evens 70 

William McCoye 71 

James Dngless 72 

Benjamin Port wood 73 

Henry Banks 74 

Joseph Burnet 75 

William Williams * 76 

Benjamin Taylor 78 

William irimcroef 79 

Lewis Williams 80 

James Parker 81 

Adam Poyner 82 

Caleb Simmons 83 

Abel Dngless 84 

Joseph Prince 85 

John Taylor 86 

Thomas Perry 87 

Peter Thomas 88 

Bartholomew Tyford 89 



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HiUery Parker 90 

William Hopkins 91 

Peter Pen 92 

John Richards 98 

Solomon Smith 94 

Peter Bawn 96 

Richard Barritt 96 

Azariken Parker, Jr 97 

Benjamin Linsey 98 

Joseph Cooper 99 

Rubin Taylor 100 

■William Odondy, Jr 101 

Jonathan Taylor * 102 

The above is a true Copy from 

Test: 



John Robertson, Jr. 108 

Jeremiah Barritt 104 

Butler Cowell 105 

George Powers 106 

Thomas Allen 107 

Luke Selvester 108 

Thomas Russell, Jr. 109 

Daniel Shannan 110 

James Shannon Ill 

Hezekiah Morris 112 

By age exempt and don't serve, 
Mr. Rubin Ball. 

the Present Muster list. 
JOSHUA CAMPBELL, Clk. 



The List of the Company warn'd to the private Muster 
UNDER Capt. Arthur Johnston the 5th Day of Maroh, 
1757, AND warn'd to the General Muster April the 19tHj 
1757. 



Lieutenant, Stephen Brice. 

S'd Lieut Bassil Smith. 

Ensign, Benj. Brockett 

Serjeant; John Taylor. 

Serjeant, James Smith. 

Serjeant, John Kinsey. 

* Jacob Taylor. 

Ernest Granade. 

John Fredrich Mekert 

David Gard. 

John Ives. 

George Keith, Sen'r. 

Gleorge Nailor Keitk 

Samuel Smith. 

James Wallis. 

Thomas Flibes. 

John Flibes. 



Joshua Taylor. 
Joseph Granade. 
John Smith. 
Benj. Sanderson. 
William Shepherd Foster. 
William Gardner. 
John Pearce. 
James Taylor. 
James Smith. 
*John Bembridge. 
Thomas Steven. 
William Bancks. 
Elihu Hall. 
John Norwood. 
**William Davis. 
George Lane. 
**Lewis Barry. 



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♦Albert Barry. 
Richard Hall. 
James Keith. 
Newman Ihum. 

Jones. 

Caleb Holter. 
Christopher Shilling. 
George Barham. 

♦Appeared without arms. 
♦♦Certificate. 



Richard Foscua 
Benj. Foscue. 
William Dunn. 
Tho: Flibes. 
Andrew Wallis. 
♦John Smith, Virginia. 
Solomon Smith. 
Thomas Brumly. 
About 50. 



(Endorsement) 
Capt. Arthur Johnson's Compa. up out of Capt Abner Keale's. 



BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

The members for the County of Beaufort Beg leave to.aquaint 
y'r Excellency that there wants a Sheref for the Said County, their 
Being no Corte lately held there, to represent three persons. Pur- 
suant to the Act of Assembly lately provided for that purpose. We 
therefore Humbly Recommend for your Excellency's Approbation, 
Sheref Mr. John Alderson as a person to officiate in that Office for 
the Ensuing year. 

And withal beg leave to Subscribe our Selves y'r Excellency's 
most Humble Servents, 

J. BARROW. 
MiCH'L COUTANCHE. 
JOHN SIMPSON. 
New Bern, May 21t, 1760. 

(Endorsed.) 
To His Excellencey Arthur Dobbs, Esq'r., Return of List Sher- 
iffs Beaufort Counly. 



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We the undersigned Subscribers do hereby Acknowledge to have 
Received of Robert Harris, Colo, of the Granville Regiment of Mili- 
tia the Sums opposite our respective names in full for Our Services 
in protecting the publick peace at Hillsborough in Sept. last 

March 24th 1763. 





£. 


s. 


Days. 




Eobert Harris, Colo. . . . 


4 


10. 


12 


Ro. Harris. 




Samuel Benton, Colo., 












wagers and cart 


10 


10 


12 


Saml. Benton. 




William BuUook, Major 


4 


10 


12 


William Bullock. 




Leonard BuUcck, Captain 


4 





12 


Lin H. PuUock. 




Cutbrid Hutaon, Captain 


4 





12 


Cutbrid Hudson. 




John Walker, Captain. . 


4 





12 


John Walker. 


[1768. 


Jonathan Kiteral,Captain 


4 





12 


Jonathan Kittrell. 


24 Dec., 


Thomas ITarris, Lieut. . 


3 


12 


12 


Thos. Harris. 22 Feb., 1769. 


Wm. Williams, Lieut, A 


3 


12 


12 






Eobert Lanier, Lieut. . . . 


3 


12 


12 


Robert Lanier. 


• 


John Hampton, Lieut . . 


3 


12 


12 


John Hampton. 




John Kitteral, Ensign. . 


3 


12 


12 


John Kitirell. 




Joseph Winston, Ensign 


3 


12 


12 


Jos. Winston. 


^ 


William Wilson, Ensign 


3 


12 


12 


William Wilson. 




John Dozwel, Ensign. . . 


3 


12 


12 


John DoswelL 




Abraham Tatum, Seigt. . 


2 


8 


12 


Abra. Tatom. 




Benjamin Woolams, do, A 


2 


8 


12 






John Stainback, do. . . . 


2 


8 


12 


John Stainback. 




William Kennon, do. . . . 


2 


8 


12 


William Kennon. 




Thomas Satterwhite, do. 


2 


8 


12 


Thos. Satterivhite. 




Daniel Williams, do. . . . 


2 


8 


12 


Daniel Williams. 




Joseph Williams, do ... . 


2- 


8 


12 


Jos. Williams, Jun. 




John Parham, do 


2 


8 


12 


John Parham. 




William Reeves, do. . . . 


2 


8 


12 


William Reeves. 




Luke Waldrope, Corporal 




16 


12 


Luke Waldrop. 




William Holderness, do . . 




16 


12 


Wm. Holdiness. 


[1768. 


Jonathan Parker, do. . . . 




16 


12 


Jona. Parker, Jr. 


Feb. 23, 


Michal Wilson, do 




16 


12 


Michal Wilson. 


20 Nov., 


Elijah Graves, do. A.. . . 




16 


12 




[1768. 


Thomas Chiles, do, A . . . 




16 


12 







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John R088, with Waggon 

and Team 9 

Benjamin Wade, Adju.. 1 4 

Messrs. Johnson & Bruce 7 18 



£114 16 



12 John Ross. 

12 Benj. Wade. 

10 Johnston & Bruce, March, 

1769. 



Granville County: 

The within Receipt was proved by the Oath of Colo. Robt. Harris 
to be just and True. 

Sworn before me. 

Shebwood Habbib^ J. P. 

7th October, 1769. 



MECKLENBURG COUNTY. 

NOBTH CaBOLINA^ 

Mecklenbubg County: 

Cleab Cbebk. 
June ye 7tii, A. D., 1766. 
A Company of Militia Commanded by Capt. Adam Alexandeb^ 
EsQB. Officers: Lieut., Charles Polk; Ensign, James 
Habbis; Serot., Tugs. Macfaddon; Sergt., William Blaib, 
Sebgt., Jno. Fobd; Corporal, Jno. Culberson. 



Foot Soldiers consisting of 
Adam Alexander, Captain. 
Thomas Stuart 
John Polk. 
Jno. McCracken. 
Rece Shelby. 
John Queriey. 
William Qiieriey. 
Thomas Davies. 
George Davies. 
Robert Davies. 
John Carithers. 
Saml. Harris, Senr. 
Samuel Harris, Junr. 



Richard Stillvill. 
James White. 
William Speers. 
Charles McCamon. 
James McEUwee. 
James Clark. 
Thomas Riddey. 
Thomas Wynchaster. 
William Wynchaster. 
Philip Frederick. 
John Powel. 
William Wylie. 
Joseph HoweL 



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John Harris. 

William Harris. 

James Harris, Reedy Creek. 

William Adams. 

James Maxwell. 

Samuel Thompson. 

Thomas HalL 

Gteorge Crawford. 

James Morrison. 

William Irwin. 

Oliver Wylie. 

William McKillisse. 

Thomas Grible. 

John White. 

Robert Morrison. 

Daniel Martindeal. 

Nicholas Ross. 

James Britton. 

James Caldwell. 

John Caldwell. 

James Edminson. 

James McCall, Senr. 

James McCall, Junr. 

John McKimine. 

John Newel. 

Zebulon Hobinet 

John Robinet 

John Willson. 



Frances NeweL 
William Newel. 
Robt Rabb. 
Comelus Clark. 
Patrick Miller. 
Thomas Findley. 
John Findly. 
James Findly. 
Sandiver Casiah. • 
Dunning Casiah. 
William Moore. 
David Moore. 
Richard Bucklue. 
Jonathan Bucklue. 
George Bucklue. 
Thomas Bucklue. 
Garret Bucklue. 
Thos. Garret 
Thomas Watson. 
Joseph Harris. 
Jeremiah Harris. 
Gteorge Harris. 
Burdick Howel. 
Robert Harris. 
David Flough. 
William Lammond. 
Number 86 in all. 



Endorsement: Captain Alexander's List 



A List of thb Men that Fobmeely were in Captain Adam 
Alexandeb's Company. 



Daniel Alexander, Lieut 
Tsaac Ross, Ensign. 
Moses Shelby, Sergeant. 
E'ln'ard Gylls. 
Jas. ErwiiL 



Neal M'Kellope. 
William White. 
Samuel Craford. 
Gteorge Craford. 
Robert Walker. 



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Corporals: 
Jno. Query. 
David Adams. 
William Ferguson. 
Saml. Paton. 
Bobt. Wilson, Drummer. 

Private Men: 
David Ress* 
Samuel Brown. 
Charles Harris. 
Moses Alexander. 
Arthur Donaldson. 
Andrew Alexander. 
Jno. Gaston. 
William Millican. 
Thos. Lockhart 
Walter Hogshead. 
Gteorge Johnston. 
Robt. Robison. 
Thos. mal. 
John Neal. 
John Hawthorn. 
James Trimble. 
Jas. Loosk. 
James Wyly. 
John M'Kinly. 
Samuel Harris. 
Thomas Davis. 
John Cormical. 
William Cormical. 
Reess Shelby. 
John Carr. 
David Caldwell. 
Patrick Gibson. 
James MTeren ( ?) 
Richard Mills. 



John Rodgers. 
Jno. Ross. 
William Woodside. 
Benjamin Paton. 
Samilel Paton. 
Robt Russel. 
Saml. Ferguson. 
Archibald M'Cleland. 
Michael Paton. 
Joseph Wilson. 
John Hughs. 
Samuel Thompson. 
Alexander Whitely. 
Dinis Laferty. 
George Neal. 
Aaron Alexander. 
Thos. McCall. 
Wm. Warren. 

Young Men: 
Jas. Adams. 
Sam'l M'Clery. 
Robert Trimble. 
Jas. Caldwell. 
John Togan. 
Robert Harris. 
Francis Logan. 
James Harris. 
William Harris. 
John Anderson. 
James Russel. 
Alexander Ferguson. 
James Caldwell. 
Samuel Wilson. 
Nathaniel Clark. 
Icabod Clark. 
Andrew Neal. 
James Neal. 



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Andrew Logan. 
Isaac Ross, Senr. 
Matthew Young. 
David Adams, Senr. 
Andrew Davis. • 

John Wilson. 
William Craford. 

Endorsement by me. Robt Harris, Clerk. 

February 24th, 1756. 

Guns Wanting, 20. Married Men, 67. Young Men, 24. 



Joseph Smith. 
Robert Harris. 
Joseph Cormical. 
Kicleson Brins. 
William Harris. 
George Cornwell. 



Capt. Alex. Osbtjbn's Company — Leut., Jo'n MoWhobteb; En- 
sign, Zebulen Bravakd. 



Benjamin Winsley. 
Mosses Winsley. 
Nathan Andrew. 
James Smiley. 
Robert Johnson. 
Moses White. 
Geo. Eliot 
James McDugal. 
Rodger Lason. 
William Hall. 
John Hall. 
Major Temsell. 
James McClelan. 
Hanse McWhorter. 
Sam Davison. 
Geo. Davison. 
Thomas Davison. 
William Davison. 
Alex. McCuUough. 
James MeCullough. 
John MeCullough. 
William MeCullough. 
Saml. MeCullough. 
James Tempellton, 



Joseph Gilespey. 
Edward Givens. 
Robert Givens. 
David Huston. 
Hugh Parks. 
William Grea. 
James Aston. 
Barthom. Smith. 
James Carruth. 
James Carruth. 
Adam Carruth. 
William Sim. 
Jno. Huggons. 
James Huggons. 
Brice Blare. 
George McDonall. 
John Sloan. 
David Kerr. 
Thos. McQuown. 
William McKnight. 
John McKnight 
Charles McKnight 
John McKnight 
Hugh McKnight 



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Robert Tempellton. 
William McRee. 
John Gillespey. 
Hugh Boman. 
John Boils. 
William Morison. 
Robert Buras. 
David Buras. 
James Dunn. 
Nathen Hill. 
John McConnal. 
Andrew McConnal. 
Abraham Jetun. 
Andrew Alison. 
Robert Bravard. 

(Endorsement) 

October ye 30, 1769. 



Patrick Gracie. 
Hugh McQuown. 
John Henderson. 
William Henderson. 
Thos. Cook. 
Stephen Potts. 
James Henderson. 
Josej)h Cook. 
William Leman. 
Jno. Jutton. 
Andrew Linn. 
William Smith. 
John Anderson. 
Richard Perkens. 



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SUNDRY CLAIMS ALLOWED 
1740-1767. 



CHOWAN COUNTY. 



NOBTH CaBOLINA, 

Chowan County. 
At a Committee of Claimus held at Edenton the 4th day of March 
Anno Dom., 1740. 
Present: 

The honoble CuUen Pollock, Esqr. 

And Matthew Rowan, Esqr. 
Mr. Thomas Hunter. 
Mr. Benj. Peyton. 
Mr.. Edmond Smidick. 
Mr. Gteorge Bould. 
Mr. John Banbury. 
Mt. Thomas Lovick. 
Mr. Samuel Sinclare. 
The Committee being met proceeded to appoint a Chairman and 
chose Col. Thomas Hunter. 

The Committee met & adjourned 'till three of the clock to-morrow. 
The committee met according to adjournment^ when the following 
claims were allowed, viz: 

James Kelly was allowed a claim for bringing Hamilton 
ats Burk, a Felon from Philadelphia ; also bringing 
Johnston to Prosecute the sd. Felon in this Province 
in the year 1738 £ 26 00 00 

The Committee adjourned till 4 of the Clock To-morrow. 

The Committee met according to adjournment. 
James Trotter was allowed simdry claims as pr. his 

accot, appeared dated the 5th day of March, 1740 108 18 00 
Adjourned till To-morrow four of the clock. 

The Committee met according to adjournment 



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Mr. Stephen Lee was allowed a Claim on acct of Capt. 
Williams Downing, dated as one of his Exors. for a 
certain sum of money; sd. Downing sent for from 
New Bern Town to his own house in Terril County, 
which money was to pay of the Assembly then sit- 
ting at New Bern Town. 15 00 00 

The Committee adjourned till 4 of the clock to-morrow. 
The Committee met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Thomas Louther Claimed £15 for sending a Copy 
of the Laws from Carratuck to Edenton; the sd. 
Claim was Disputed & left to the House for their 
Opinion. 

Mar. 14. Louther^s Claim rejected at New Bern. 

Mr. Wm. Bartram moved to be allowed for a Horse 
which he had stolen or Strayed away from him 
during the time of his tending ye Assembly; ye 
same was referred to the House. 

Then the Committee adjourned until 4 of the Clock to- 
morrow. 

The Committee met according to Adjournment 

Mr. Benjamin Peyton was allowed a Claim for taking 
an Inquisition on the Body of Thos. Ward & Sum- 
moning the Jury 7 14 8 

Mr. George Bould was allowed for Sundrys as Appears 

by his Acct Sworn to 27 10 00 

Then the Committee adjourned till 4 o'clock to-morrow. 

Met according to Adjournment 

James Brickel was allowed for ferrying eight persons 

over Pamplico River, wch. was on ye county service 8 00 00 

Mr. Thomas Barker was allowed a Claim for twenty 
days Attendance & acting as Clke of the Committee 
for Inspecting ye publick acct in Assembly held 
1736 30 00 00 

Mr. Brown petitioned the Committee to be Allowed the 
reward of Fifty Pounds, wch. he was Tntitled to by 
the Governor's proclm. for Apprehending Hamil- 
ton Scott, AcQysed of making and Uttering Coun- 
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terfeit Bills of this Province. . . * 60 00 00 

The said Thomas Brown's Claim was Allowed Apl. 3d. 
The Committee Adjourned until Nine of the Clock in 

the morning. 

The Committee met according to Adjournment. 

Mr. Thomas Barker moved to be Allowed for a ne^ro 
man named Essex, who was Condemned and exe- 
cuted in Bertie for a felony by him Committed; 
the sd. Claim was allowed 200 00 00 

Mr. Roger Moor moved as Attorney to Isaac Nichols, 
of So. Carolina, for a negro man which belonged 
to sd. Nichols, named Davie, which negro man was 
executed at Pasquotank for a felony by him Com- 
mitted ; allowed the sum of 175 00 00 

Mrs. Mary Becket was allowed for Sundry particulars 

her husband did for the publick 152 19 00 

The Committee adjourned until three o' the Clock. 

The Committee met according to adjournment. 

Humphrey Robisson exhibited two accts. for Iron work 
about the prison at Edonton & taking of the prison- 
ers Irons, &c., his acct. bearing date 1736 & 1737 
the said Claim was allowed 55 00 00 

Nathaniel Rice, Esqr., preferred an accot, which Com- 
menced in the year 1735, and so on till 1741 ; the 
Committee agreed to allow of sd. accoimt the sum of 210 00 00 

Sundry articles of sd. account referred to the House. 

Mr. Richard Lovit preferred an acct to the Committee 
dated the 3d day of April, 1741, for Transcribing 
Six Copys of the Journals of the upper House of 
Assembly & was allowed for the same the sum of. . 112 10 00 

Mr. William Herritage preferred an accot to the Com- 
mittee; referred to the House. 

The Committee Adjourned till to-morrow Morning. 

The Committee met according to adjournment 
Mr. John Freeman preferred a Claim for five * * 
•N--N-««-N--N--»« Pamplico River * * 



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Charges of the Committee to find Candle, papers & other 

necessarys paid to Mr. James Mitchel 20 00 00 

To Samuel Sinelare acting as Clerk of the Committee . . 20 00 00 
April 4th, 1741. The within Claims was allowed by the 
Committee. 

MATT ROWAN, Ch. TJli. 
THOS. HUXTER, Chairman. 
True Copy. Rd. Lovett, H. Clk Upp. House. 



Accot of the Charges of hireing and filling out with victuals and 

Men the Ship William, of London, Capt George Walker, 

Commander from Cape Fear to Ocacock Inlet, for the Relief of the 
Inhabitants of these parts from some Spanish Privateers that lay 
there taking all Ships coming in and out of said Inlet and destroying 
Cattle ashore as by Information of George Roberts, Esq., of New 
Bern : Currency. 

To freight paid Capt. George Walker as p. Charter 

party £2680 00 00 

To Sundry furnished for said Expedition by Rufus 

Marsden and approved of by last Assembly. ... 71 10 00 

To Do by Rich'd Qnisne and settled by the last Assembly 187 06 00 



To Do by Robt Walker 


Do 


25 01 00 


To Do by James Murray 


Do 


271 08 00 


To Do by John Porter 


Do 


151 18 06 


To Do by William Dry 


Do 


69 14 00 


To Benj. Hylliard 


Do 


70 00 00 


To Edward Scott 


Do 


34 10 00 


To Thos. Clark 


Do 


58 18 00 


To Michal Higgens 


Do 


138 08 00 


To William McFarlin 


Do 


15 00 00 


To Roger Moore 


Do 


47 05 00 


To William Farris 


Do 


962 16 06 


To Richard Eagles 


Do 


39 00 00 


To Daniel Durbiben 


Do 


62 00 00 


To Jacon Walden 


Do 


50 00 00 


To John Olitheral 


Do 


111 10 07 



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To Elias AUen Do 16 07 00 

By 29 of sugar short charged in Mr. Farises acct 

By Linen cut up for bandages also omited 27 12 06 

To James Comble 15 16 00 



£ 5146 14 10y2 
Upon a Deliberate Examination of the above accounts we find 
after the proper Deductions made that there stands due the sum of 
£6146 14 1014, which we report to the House for their farther 
Consideration whether the said sums ought to be Entered Into the 
Estimate of the Publick Accounts or not 

EOBT. HALTON. 

Tno. LovioK^ Chairman. 

The within account brought forward £5146 14 10^ 

Conl. George Roberts acct. allowed for hier of two 

sloops, Capt. Bryans' & Capt Godfrey's 67 15 00 

Thomas Pilson acct allowed for 400 w. of Beef 10 00 00 

John Fumveal's accts. allowed 19 19 00 

Thomas Persons' acct. allowed 52 07 00 

John Jones' acct allowed 10 00 00 

George Boulds' acct allowed 53 07 00 

Walter Lands' acct allowed 34 00 00 

Thomas Lovick's acct allowed 48 16 00 



£6441 19 04% 

The within acct was allowed by ye Committee of Claims at an 
Assembly held at Edenton ye 24th, 1742-3, as by the report at foot 
of this account will appear. 

Saml. Sinclaee^ Clk. of the Committee. 



The Publick of Nobth Caeolina to John Halsey, Esq., Shbe- 
iFF OF Chowan County. 

1751. Dr. 

March — 

To Diating James McGlaughlan, Taken by Virtue of a 
Capias on an Indictment by the Grand Jury, charged 
with Perjury, 3 Days at Is p'r Day. . . , £ 8 



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To the Arist and Comitment 8 

Comit'd Sept 2d— 

Diating Isaac Ratliff, Comited by mitimus, being 
charg'd with Murder by the Coroner of Bertee 
County, 74 Days at Is p'r Day 8 14 

To comitment, &c 6 4 

Comit'd Feb. 23d— 

To Diating Ralph Johnson, Joshow T. Wood, Richard 
Lucas & John Lucas, charg'd with Pireacy, for 7 
weeks & 4 Days at Is p'r day 10 12 

To Diating Thomas Bandery, comited after the afore- 
said Pireates, for ye said crime, 16 days 16 

To money advanced for guarding the said Pireates 7 

weeks & 4 Days, 2 men p'r Night, at Is. 4d. p'r man. 6 6 4 

To Fire and candles for the Guard During their Im- 
prisonment 1 

To Comitment and Releasment for ye Pierats, at 6s. 
4d. each : 1 17 4 

£24 1 
Errors Excep'd. 

J. HALSEY. 



NORTH CAROLINA— Beaufort County. 

This day John McKildo, Deputy Sheriff of the County of Chowan, 
under John Halsey, late high Sheriff of the s'd County, Personally 
appeared before me, and made oath that the above Account is Just 
and true. 

Sworn before me this 8th day of April, 1752. 

JAS. HASSELL, C. J. 



The Peovinoe of Noeth Cabolina To Fred'k Gbego, 

1757. Dr. 

July 22d— 

To Cash p'd Capt. John Duboise for the Boat & 
Negroes p'r His Rec't & order of The £lo\mcill at 
Fort Johnston £11 12 



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To Do paid for 4 Kegroes along with his 7 Days Each, 

@ 2s. 8d. a Day Each 3 14 8 

24th— 

To Do paid 9 Hands 2 Days Each getting The Gunns & 
Carriages ashore at Wihnington & Carrying The 

powder to The Magazine, @ 2s. 8d , . 2 8 

26th— 

To Do paid 4 Hands 3% Days Each Getting ashore tiie 
Musquett Balls, The Great & Small Shott & all other 
the Stores, & Carrying up Do To The Sellers, 28. 8d. 1 17 4 
Sept'r 25th — 

To Do paid 3 Hands one Day Each Taking out The 

powder & airing of It @ 2s. 8d. P. Day Each 8 

£20 
To 4 months' Rent, Due ye 24th Nov'r, for the powder 

& the other Stores, as P. agreement, @ 5s. P. month. 20 

Errors Excepted. 

This 12th Day of Nov'r, 1757. 

FRED'K GREGG. 
Sworn to before me this 12th November, 1757. 

JOHN LYON. 



NORTH CAROLINA: 

An Estimate of the Expense incuered in running the dividing 
Line between the Western Frontiers of this Province 
AND THE Cherokee hunting Grounds. 

Dr. 

Presents made the Indians of Goods delivered by John 

Mitchell, Esq., as p'r accompt £175 * 

Pay for the Officers & Men belonging to the Escort, 

as p'r acc't 674 15 6V2 

Provisions, Waggons, &c., for the Escort & Indians, 

as accompt rendered by William Frohock 306 8 1 

For two Deputy Surveyors employed in running the 
Line from the 1 to the 19 Day of June, inclusive, 
@ 13s. 4d. P. Day Each 25 6 8 



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Disbursements made by the Governor as follows : 

For pack Horses & Markers, accompan- 
ied the Commissioners' from Reedy 
River £11 7 4 

To the Indians for assisting in marking 

the Line 5 6 8 

To James McCormack (Interpreter) ... 10 

To Thos. Langdon, Express from Mr. 

Stuart 4 16 

To Wm. Temple Cole, Express from his 

Excellency 5 

36 10 

£118 21/2 

(The following should be on same page opposite the above) : 

1767. Cr. 

Apl. 21— 

By Cash of John Ash, Esq., Treasurer of the 
Southern Dist., pursuant to a Vote at the last 

Session of Assembly £ 175 

The Balance Due 943 2y2 

£1118 21A 



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1770-1771. 



Message from His Excellency the Goveenor respecting his 

Tees, 1770. 

Mr. Speaker and Qentlemen of the House of Assembly: 

Agreeable to my promise in my Speech, I now send you a List of 
the Fees I have taken on each particular Instrument issued by me.. 

WM. TEYON. 

New Bern, the 20th November, 1770. 
Sir: — ^From the report generally prevailing in the Country that 
the Body of People who style themselves Eegulators intend coming to 
New Bern during the sitting of the ensuing General Assembly to in- 
timidate the Legislature Body, I think proper hereby to command 
you to assemble your Regiment on the first Notice you can get that 
the Insurgents are on their March, and to obstruct and oppose them 
in their progress through the Country to New Bern, and even to 
repel Force with Force. But should you find it out of your Power to 
collect a sufficient Number of Men in time to effect that purpose, I 
must require you in case they do come down to follow them to New 
Bern with all possible Expedition with your whole Regiment, in 
order to protect the L^islature and to preserve the peace of the Gov- 
ernment It will be necessary for you to load as many Carriages 
with provisions as will subsist your men for one week at the rat^ 
of one pound and a half of meat and one pound of Flour for each 
man per day. I cannot conclude without acknowledgeing the grate- 
ful Sense I feel for the honorable Return you have made me of the 
Volunteers of Pitt County, An Example worthy of Imitation of 
every County in the province at this important Crisis. 

Signed, WM. TRYON. 
By Col. John Simpson. 

Pitt, Dec'r 3, 1770. 
Sir: — Yesterday Mr. Robert Salter Came here from Tarborough, 
who Informed me of a Number of Regulaters coming Down from 
Bute, Johnston, &c., to New Bern, in order to Prevent Collo'l Fan- 
lung's Tak'g a Seat in the house of Assembly, &c., &a I have on 



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this Information Issued orders for the several Company s in the Pitt 
Begiment to meet me at the Court House in Pitt on Wednesday 
Next in order to march to New Bern to Protect the Legislative body 
of this Province their assembled. I have sent Will'm Moore, Esqr., 
express to acquaint you of my Proceedings & to receive your further 
orders. I am, Your Excellency's humb. Serv% 

JOHN SIMPSON, CoUo'L 
To His Excel'y WilPm Tryon, Esqr. 



NO. CAROLINA— Pitt Couoty. 

Received of Coll. John Simpson One Hundred Pounds proclima- 
tion money, to be apply'd in raizing a Company of foot to join in 
the Intended Expedition against the Insurgents. 

Witness my hand, April 13, 1771. 

ROBERT SALTER, Capt'n. 



N. CAROLINA— Pitt County. 

Received of John Simpson, Coll. the Pitt Regiment, forty Shil- 
lings, proc money, as bounty on the Service the Expedition against 
the Insurgents, April the 26th, 1771. 

BENJ'N. RANDALL. 



Nnw Been, 4th December, 1770. 
Sir : — I received your Letter of Yesterday by Mr. Moore and im- 
mediately laid the same before his Majesty's Council, in conse- 
quence of which a Detachment of the Craven Regiment of Militia are 
ordered to remain in Town until I receive further Information from 
you whether the Regulators are or are not actually on their march, 
and when we may expect them in New Bern. You will not, there- 
fore, move your Regiment to New Bern until the Regulars have 
passed you, if you find it impossible to obstruct them, which, however, 
I hope you will be able to do, agreeable to the instructions I gave you 
in my letter of the 20th of that Month. 

I am, Sir, Your very obedient Servant, 

WM. TRYON. 
By Col. JohnSimpsoiL 



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On his Majesty's service. 
Camp at Pitt Coubt House, Dec. 5th, 1770. 
His Excellency William Try on, Esq., New Bern. 

Sir: — I take this opportunity by Mr. Edmund Williams to ac- 
quaint your Eccellency there meet me according to orders 368 Men 
of the Pitt Regiment, which I have ordered hold themselves in readi- 
ness with six days' provisions in order to march to New Bern if re- 
quired. These places of rendezvous is where they formerly muster, 
That the men may be at home every night and find themselves Pro- 
visions. The Notice given was short, that 1 expect More of Our reg- 
iment will join us. I have ordered out scouts in Dobbs and Edge- 
comb, and should the regulators attempt to come down shall en- 
deavour to meet them. I observe the greatest deficiency of my men 
is from the upper part of this County. Parole for the Day, Tryon. 
I am your Excellency's most obedient serv't, 

JOHN SIMPSON. 



7th Dec, 1770. 
Interkogatoeies put to John Butler, Esquire, Sheriff of the 
County of Orange, at the Bar of the House, the 7th day 
OF Deo., 1770. 

Q. 1. Did you ever meet with Obstructions in the Collection of 
public Taxes in your County ? 

Answer. He Advertised to receive public taxes at the House o£ 

, but was there prevented (in part) by a certain paper being 

delivered him by a number of Regulators, which paper he, the said 
John Butler, produced to the House. 

Q. 2. Did you apply to any particular person of the Regulators 
for their Taxes, or make an attempt to restrain for the same ? 

Answer. He did apply to sundry persons, and their answer was, 
they would not pay till the public accounts were settled, and that he 
thinks had he attempted to distrain his life would have been in great 
Danger, but that he did distrain from one man and took a blanket 
into his possession. 

Q. 3. Do not the regulators in Common associate with Mr. Her- 
mon Husbands ? 

Answer. They are neighbors and act friendly, and in Common the 
Oppinion is that Mr. Husbands doth not Approve of their Conduct 



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Q. 4. Who are the Persons whom the people Complain of for 
Extortion and abuse of the Public ? 

Answer. Treasurers, Lawyers, Sheriffs, and Clerks. 



Intbrkogatoeies of William Picket, Esquire, Sheriff of the 
County of Anson, at the Bar of the House, the 7th Day 
OF Dec, 1770. 

Q. 1st. Who are deemed ringleaders of the Regulators in your 
County ? 

Answer. Thomas Swearingham, Principal. 

Q. 2nd. Do you recollect any Opposition to the Justices sitting 
in the County Court of Anson ? 

He saw the Regulators pull them off the Bench, took their seats 
and Continued Dancing, &c., for some time, and believes with in- 
tent to prevent the usual Course of Justice ; and hath often seen Ad- 
vertisements Threatening to whip Sheriffs if they assembled to serve 
any Process. 

Q. Ist James Terry, Deputy Sheriff, Anson, What Obstructions 
have you met with in collecting Taxes ? 

A. That he met at several convenient places in the County. The 
Regulators refused to pay, and gave for reason they were ill-used 
by officers and did not know what they paid their Money for, and 
that he hath seen goods taken from the Sheriff by those People 
called Regulators; in particular, in 1768 from James Pickett a 
Blanket — and threatened his life if he refused — but at length he 
delivered the same, fearing the consequences. 



LIST OF OFFICERS OF THE CUMBERLAND REGIMENT 
OF MILITIA, NOV'R, 1770. 

FIEST COMPANY. 

District — On north side of the River from Dunfield's Bridge to 
the Lower Little River. 

Officers' Names — John Armstrong, Capt. ; Arch. McNeill, Lieu't ; 
, Ensign. 

Officers Recommended — Captain and Lieutenant the same as be- 
fore; John Campbell, Ensign. 



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SECOND COMPANY. 

District — From the Lower Little Eiver on Both sides of the River 
to Sprawels' ferry. 

Officers' Names — ^Robert Love, Capt, gone; Arch'd Clark, Lent., 
Dead ; Stephen Gardner, Ensign, gone. 

Officers Recommended — Arch'd McDonald, Capt ; Malechi Clark, 
Lint; Robert Smith, Ensign. 

THIRD COMPANY. 

District — The upper part of the County. 

Officers' Names — ^Arthur Donnelly, Cap., dead; John Ferobee, 
Lieut, gone ; , Ensign. 

Officers Recommended — Andrew Shepherd, Capt; John Don- 
nelley, Lieut ; John Shepperd, Ensign. 

FOUETH COMPANY. 

District — From Daniel McDuffie's To Arch'd McRay^s, &c. 

Officers' Names — CoUon Shaw; Alex'r McPherson, Lieut; , 

Ensign. 

Officers Recommended — ^Daniel CampbeU, Cap'n; Alex'r McPher- 
son; Alex'r McKay, Junr., Ensign. 

FIFTH COMPANY. 

District — In the forks of Little River. 

Officers' Names — ^Chas. Heard, Capt, gone; Thos. Matthew, 
Lieut ; Hugh Gilmore, Ensign. 

Officers Recommended — Thomas Matthews, Jr., Capt ; Hugh Gil- 
more, Lieut ; Stephen Gilmore, Ensign. 

SIXTH COMPANY. 

District — Cross Creek Comp'y. 

Officers' Names — Jno. Watson, Capt, dead; Rob. Bannerman, 
Lieut, left the County ; Denman Mackie, Ensign, dead. 

Officers Recommended — CoUon Shaw, Capt. ; John Brownlow, 
Lieut ; Arthur Council, Ensign. 

SEVBNTH COMPANY. 

District — Cheney's District 

Officers' Names — James Cheney, Capt, gone; John Donahoe, 
Lieut ; Nathaniel Ashley, Ensign. 

Officers Recommended — William Gardner, Cap'n; James Muse, 
Lieut ; Joel McClendel, Ensign. 



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EIGHTH COMPANY. 

District — Carrol's District. 

Officers' Names — John Carrol, Capt ; James Collins, Lieut. ; 
James Russel, Ensign. 

Officers Recommended — John Carrol, Captain; , Lieut; 

, Ensign. 

NINTH COMPANY. 

District — ^Babigue District 

Officers' Names — Gilbert Clark; Daniel Clark, Ensign; Thomas 
Dobbin, Lieut 

Officers Recommended — Gilbert Clark, Cap'n; , Lieut: 

, Ensign. 

James Rutherford, Coll. 

Alex'r McAlister, Lieut-Colo'l. 

Thom. Collins, Major (Never appears). 

Recommended for Major, Thos. Rutherford. 



Account of Sundry Fibelocks Pbessed into his Majesty's 

SeEVICE in THE EXPEDITION AGAINST THE INSURGENTS IN 

1771, for the dobbs detachment, which were lost, 
Broke or Destroyed. 

Mott Hanks, one Firelock, Appraised to £2 5 

Martin Stone, 1 Do 1 15 

William Waltens, 1 Do * . . . 1 16 

Nathaniel Daniel, 1 Do 3 

John Lawson, 1 Do 1 

Thomas Martin, 1 Do 1 10 

Joshua Creech, 1 Do 1 

Peter Fountain, 1 Do 1 10 

George Bell, 1 Do 3 10 

Edward Carter, 1 Do 2 

Nathaniel Williams, 1 Do 1 10 

Richard Roberts, 1 Do 1 10 

Wendal Davis, 1 Do 1 7 

John Torrans, 1 Do 1 5 

Solomon Daugherty, 1 Do 1 15 

John Hodgson, 1 Do 1 5 



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James Henby, 1 Do. 

Benjamin Scarborough, 1 Do. 

George Willson, 1 Do. 

Aaron Nusum, 1 Do. 

William Williams, 1 Do. 

William Eiddick, 1 Do. 

James Davis, 1 Do. 

William Skinner, 1 Do. 

John Tilghman, 1 Do. 

Caleb Spivey, 1 Do. 

Thomas Grizzard, 1 Do. 

William Morris, 1 Do. 

Hilary Taylor, . 1 Do. 

John Harrol, 1 Do. 

Mica j ah Hart, 1 Do. 

John Murphey, Junr., 1 Do. 

Lemuel Harden, 1 Do. 

John Langston, 1 Do. 

William Howell, 1 Do. 

James Hearon, 1 Do. 

John Edwards, 1 Do. 

Minon Patrick, 1 Do. 

Cornelius Lynch, 1 Do. 

James Wise, 1 Do. 

Moses Ritter, 1 Do. 

Henry Howell, 1 Do. 

Thomas Boyle, 1 Do. 



I hereby certify that Sundry Armes were taken into the King's 
Service for the Use of the Dobbs Detachment and those mentioned 
in the foreging List were not returned to the Owners, and that the 
sums against the respective names were the Particular sums each 
Firelock was appraised at by two Persons appointed by me for that 
purpose. 

RD, CASWELL. 

New Bern, 28th Nov'r, 1771. 



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2 6 


8 


1 15 





1 15 





1 12 





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2 15 





1 6 





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3 10 





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415 



A LIST OF CAPT. WILLIAM BURNEY'S COMPANY. 



Capt Wm. Bumey. 
James Brooks, Lt 
Charles Taylor. 
William Taylor. 
John May. 
Archibald Addams. 
John Hardee. 
Flish Cox. 
Norlen Mills, Jim'r. 
Norlen Mills, Sen'r. 
Andrew Hardey. 
Daniel Willson. 
RichM Albritton. 
James Handcock. 
Alex'd Danield. 
Isaac Buck. 
WilPm Travis. 
Isaac Mills. 
Sampson Slaughter. 
Wm. Slaughter. 
Ezechiah McAfee. 
Joshua PutneU. 
Michael Moss. 
George Williams. 
John Stocks, Sen'r. 
Lemuel Cherry. 
David Mills. 
Freid Mills. 
Isaac Stocks. 
Fsaac Brooks, 
elohn Brooks. 
Samuel Cannon. 
John Cannon. 
Thomas Hardey. 
Thomas Grager. 
John Haddick. 
George McGowen. 



William Cannon. 
John May. 
Peter Moss. 
Pearson Toten. 
John Stocks, Jim'r. 
William Williams. 
David Williams. 
Simon Bumey. 
William Handcock. 
Harry Smith. 
Samuel Knight. 
Moses Strawhome. 
John Avary. 
Thomas Smith. 
Stewart Gorden. 
Robert Hardey. 
Isa'h Hardey. 
Lemuel Simmons. 
Benjamin Allen. 
William King. 
Jesse King. 
Starkey Bell. 
Benjamin Cory. 
William McGowen. 
Thomas English. 
John Mills, Sen'r. 
John Mills, Jim'r. 
John Robinson. 
Thomas Tuton. 
James Quartermuss. 
Thomas Albritton. 
Isaac Hardey. 
Joseph Stevens. 
Abraham Adams. 
Isaac Nobels. 
Margaret Tanner. 
John Simpson, 



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A Pay Roll of Capt. Nathaniel Hart's Company of the Ok- 
ANQB Regiment of Melitia that were in the late Expe- 
dition AGAINST THE INSURGENTS OF THIS PrOVINOE. 

North Carolina, 1771. 

Names. No. Days. Pay p'r Day. Amount 

Nathaniel Hart, Capt , . 79 7s. 6d. £ 29 12 6 

Hezekiah Rice, Lieut 77 Ss. 19 5 

Henry Cobb, Ensign 77 4s. 6d. 17 6 6 

John Williams, Clk. of the Com- 
pany and Clk. of the Court 

Martial 77 6s. 15 8 

Mathew Jouett, Serg't Maj'r 70 4s. 14 

John Thomason, Sergt 71 48. 14 4 

John Grammer, Drum 77 3s. 11 11 

Thomas Rice, Corp'l 77 3s. 11 11 

William Grimes, Jun. Corp'l 66 3s. 9 18 

John Blair 68 @ 2s. • 6 16 

John Phillips 68 @ 2s. 6 16 

Michael Nangle 68 @ 28. 6 16 

Richard Smith 68 @ 28. 6 16 

Henry Jones 67 @ 2s. 6 14 

Daniel Gwin 73 @ 2s. 7 6 

John Mahone 73 @ 2s . 7 6 

Charles Allen 73 (5) 2s. 7 6 

Hugh Gwin 73 @ 2s. 7 6 

Alexander Douglass 73 @ 2s. 7 6 

John Ordeneal 66 @ 2s. 6 12 

William Odel 66 (a! 2s. 6 12 

Lewis Odel 66 @ 2s. 6 12 

Joseph Smith 64 @ 2s. 6 8 

Nicholas Mumpower 66 @ 2s. 6 12 

William Barlow 63 (5) 28. 6 6 

John Hem 62 (a) 2s. 6 4 

Dennis Hem 62 @ 2s. 6 4 

Thomas Jones 62 @ 2s. 6 4 

Joseph Taylor ^ . . 62 (5) 2s. 6 4 

Benjamin Williams 62 @ 28. 6 4 

Zacheriah Bryant 62 @ 2s. 6 4 



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John Walker 62 @ 2s. 6 4 

Robert Blackwell 77 @ 2s. 7 14 

Matthew Guttery 60 @ 2s. 6 

Thomas Bryant (wounded) 160 (a^ 2s. 16 

Phillip Hokammer 60 @ 2s. 6 

Thomas Brooks 60 @ 2s. 6 

William Hickey 60 @ 2s. 6 

Joseph Sharp 72 @ 2s. 7 4 

Richard Harrison, Clerk for Capt. 

L., Bullock, 27 days at 4s., and 

Soldiers in Capt Nath'l Hart's 

Company, 51 days 61 @ 2s. 

William Seal 66 @ 2s. 

Edward Grimes 66 @ 2s. 

William Huberson 48 @ 2s . 

James Herbuson 48 @ 2s. 

John Love 48 @ 2s . 

James Cannifax 68 @ 2s. 

James Shennon 48 @ 28. 

William Farrow 48 @ 28. 

♦William Hargrove 78 @ 2s. 

*Samuel Harris 78 @ 2s. 

*Samuel Moore 78 @ 2s. 

*John Trewillian 78 @ 28. 

♦John Farrow 78 @ 2s. 

♦Sherwood Walker 78 @ 2s. 



^Inlisted by Capt. Len Bullock. 



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4 16 





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4 16 





4 16 





7 16 





7 16 





7 16 





7 16 





7 16 





7 16 






£453 11 6 



The Publtck to Nathaniel Hart, 
1771. Dr. 
To 51 Eecruits, as p'r Acct delivered Colo. Edwd. Fan- 
ning, @ 40s. each £102 

To 4 half Eecruits ass'd from Capt Thackston's Com- 
pany and Omitted in former Ace, @ ............ . 20 

22—27 



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To Sundry Expences in Recruiting, also diating my 
Company and Capt David Hart's till they Joined 
Colo. Fanning at Hillsborough, as p'r acct delivered 
Colo. Fanning (erased) 

To finding my Self, Henry Cobb & Thomas Rice 61 days 

when on Comand, also 3 Beasts, at Is. p. day (erased) 

£( erased) 

Cr. By Colo. Edwd. Fanning £83 

No. of Guns Lost in the Expedition out of my Company — ^ 
Thomas Rice, a Musket, Shot to peices in the Battle, 

valued to £ 2 

Charles Estes', a Rifle, Shot to peices in the Battle, 

valued to 4 

Zacheus Tates, a musket Lost, valued to 2 

Thomas Spencer, a musket Lostj valued to 2 



$ 10 
NATHANIEL HART. 



A Pay Roll of Capt. David Hart's Company of the Orange 
Regiment of Melitia that were in the Late Expedition 

against the insurgents of this province. north caro- 
LINA, 1771. 

Names. No. Days. Pay p'r Day. Amount. 

David Hart, Capt 79 7s. 6d. £39 13 C 

Robert Wells, Lieut 77 5s. 19 5 

Waddy Tate, Ensign 77 4s. 6d. 17 6 fi 

Mark London, Sergt 66 4s. 13 4 

John Nunn, Sergt 66 4s. 13 4 

Jeremiah Poston, Clerk 77 (?) 15 8 

Joseph Williams, Dinim'r 66 3s. . 9 18 

John Summers, Corp'l 77 Ss. 11 11 

John Hensley, Corp'l 77 Ss. 11 11 

Henry Runnels 66 (a) 38. 6 13 

Rober Thrasher 66 @ 3s. 6 13 

George Elmore, a Soldier 13 days . . 13 (?? 2s . 



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And 53 days Sergt of the Guard 

That guarded the Sick & 

Wounded 53 @ 4s. 

Ephraim Norris 66 @ 2s . 

Abraham Stagg 62 @ 2s . 

Robert Southerland 62 @ 2s . 

William Grissom 62 @ 2s. 

Mason Triplet 62 @ 28. 

William Aldridge 58 @ 2s. 

Russel Presket 58 @ 2s . 

John Rily 68 @ 28. 

John Minnes 58 @ 2s . 

John Kezey 58 @ 2s . 

Joseph Holt 54 @ 23. 

Nicholas Bowers 60 @ 2s . 

Archiball Owens s 58 @ 2s . 

James Thomas 58 @ 2s. 

William Furber 58 @ 28. 

James Patterson 61 @ 2s . 

Barnet Bolding 59 @ 2s. 

Backster Bolding 60 @ 2s. 

John Hart 58 @ 2s. 

William M. Gummary 58 (5} 2s. 

Samuel Watt 58 @ 2s. 

John Rily, Senr 58 (5) 2s. 

Christian Peterson 58 @ 2s . 

James Jones , 66 @ 2s. 

John Jones 66 @ 2s . 

George Stokes 58 @ 2s . 

Zachariah Downes 13 @ 28 . 



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The Publick to David Hart, Dr. 



r--. 



1771. To 49 Recruits as pr. Acct delivered Col. Tan- 

ning at 40s. each £98 

To paid George Megoon, for necessaries found William 

Furbon, a Soldier, whilst sick 1 11 

£ 99 11 

Cr. By Coll. Edmd. Fanning £ 67 

No. of Guns Lost in the Expedition out of m^ Company : 

2 Rifle Ghms, prissed & Appraised to 9 

Robert Wells' Musket lost, valued to 2 

William Boarin's Musket, valued to 2 

£400 
DAVID HART. 
(The above Accounts have been marked out.) 
(On back). Pay Roll for Capt David Hart's Company. 



His Excellency ye Governor to James Barzby, Dr. 

To 2 men hired 3 Days Each at 3s. to make up Ammu- 
nition £ 00 18 

To myself, four Days @ 10s 2 00 

To the Sailors to Drink 2 

£ 3 00 
New Bern, January ye 1st, 1771. 

Received the Contents in full. 

JAMES BARZET. 



Received the 8 Feby., 1771 of His Excellency Governor Tryon, 
Seven Pounds Proc: in full for my attendance at New Bern as a 
witness against the Insurgents. 

J. LITTEREL. 



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AocoT. OF Smith Wobk fob the use of his Majesties Forces 
BT Abam Lark at Bethababa Camp. 

June ye 7th, 1771. 

5 Pair of Hand CuflFs for the Prisoner, @ Gs. P £ 1 10 

2 Pair Axletrees for the Gun Carriages » . . . 2 10 

5 Pickers for the Cannon, other Mended 5 



£ 4 S 
This is to certify that the above work was performed By Order of 
the Governor. 

HU. WADDELL. 

The above account charged by me to the Province of North "Caro- 
lina in a larger BilL 

FEANGOTT BAGQE. 



SoiJ>IEBS BELONGING TO THE PbISON GuAED WHO DID DUTY TO 

Januaby 8th^ 1771, and on account of the Monies paid 
Eaoh Person. 



Joseph Eiford 2 8 

Malachl Lovell 2 8 

Balster Clever 8^ 

Samuel Lewis 2 8 

William Shore 2 8 

Jarvis Buxton 7 4 

Eichard Hall 2 8 

William Farrow .... 60 

Joseph McKinney ... 64 

Abraham Bochea .... 64 

William Notcher 2 8 

David Marshall 4 8 

Henry Darnel 2 8 

John Crozier 2 8 

Levy Gill 28 

Jeremiah Nichols ... 28 

Eobert Bumey 4 8 



Robert Jones 


.£ 


8 


Hugh Gavin 


. 


10 8 


Henry Smith 


. 


2 S 


Jabel Smith 


. 


2 8 


Minerals Vaneverts . 


. 


2 S 


* Jeremiah Cannon . . 


. 


18 8 


James Harrots 


. 


2 8 


James Little 


. 


2 8 


Christian Beanblosom, 


. 


5 4 


Joseph Ratcliff 


. 


8 


John Worsly 


. 


8 


Ebenezer Brown ... 


. 


8 


Benjn. Meares 


. 


5 i 


John Burroughs .... 


. 


18 8 


Ludowick Vigle . . . . . 


. 


5 4 


William Bourk 


. 


2 8 


Allaway Langford . . , 


. 


8 


Wilson Snead 


. 


10 



Mark Noble 16 4 



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Thomas Grundy 

Ruinsey Outerbridge 

John Ryan 

William Holder . . . . 
George Ormsley . . . . 
Casper Wineman . . . 
Alexander Saunders 

John Croker 

John Daves 

Michal McGuire . . . 

Thomas Tiffin 

Peter Britt 

William Blakey 

John JBarker 

James Clayton 

John Turner 

William Eums . . . . 

William Baily 

Stephen Moore 

Isaac Darby 

Greorge Kenedy . . . . 
Dunkan Nelson 




























6 4 

2 8 

5 4 

2 8 

8 

2 8 

2 8 

2 8 

2 8 

2 8 



Ebednigo Hudson . . 

James Barr 

Ebom Heith 

Robert Fenner 

Thomas Hayns . . . . 

Jacob Miller 

Stokes Norman 

John Pilcher 

Alexander Adamson. 
Benjamin Price . . . . 
J oseph Rollings . . . . 

John C. Bryan 

William Smith 

Crispen Giles 

Peter Story 

Joseph Ashbum . . . 

William Ewen 

Henery Pierse 

Daniel Barry 

Benjn. Doweling . . . 



2 3 
2 8 
5 4 
2 8 
2 8 
2 8 
2 8 

5 4 
2 8 
2 8 
2 8 

17 4 

6 8 
5 4 
8 
2 S 
2 8 
2 8 
2 8 
2 S 



£20 12 



Received and Paid by Thos. Silgreaves, Capn. 

New Bern, Jany. 28th, 1T71. 

New Bern, Jany. 28, 1771. 1 hereby Certify that I reed, of his 
Excellency the within sum of twenty pounds twelve Shillings and 
the Same was paid to the within mentioned persons as a Guard 
round the Gaol as Pr. their receipts. 

JOSEPH LEECH, Colo. 



His ExCEiLENOY TUB GoVERNOB TO JaMES SaDNDEES, Db. 

1771. 
Jan'y 15th. To 1 Hasp & Staples & a pair snip 

Bills £ 2 4 

1 Screw Bolt & 3 Iron Hoops 3 

2 hasps to staples & Pr. Hinges. . . 3 
Cleaning a bayonet & bran for the 

scarbt 2 8-£l 1 



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Feb'y 8th. To 6 wonnes for the Great guns. . 18 
Mending a Riding Chair &' 2 farits 

for handles 8 8 

MfiTiHing 3 guns 60 

1 Screw Bolts & Linch Pins for alert 2 8 

1 Pair Cart. Boxes 5 0-2 4 

March 7. To cleaning jour gun & hardening 

the steel 5 

Minding trains for the temp Roles 2 8 

Mending the seal Press 12 

New nails for a sett of Cart tyer. . . 10 

12 Rings for Halters 40 

Mending a Rake 14 

Mending a Riding Chairs 6 8-2 18 

April 1. To attiring 6 

Making 2 Tyer & 20 nails 6 

2 Iron Hoops attiring 2 Tyer & 12 

nails 7 8 

Iron Plates & handles for a Chaist 6 
1 Hinge & mending a Tea Chest. .060 

Marking a spit & Racks, part -new. . 10 

Mending an Iron for the Charste . . 18 
6 Cooper Saddles & 2 wormes for 

Swivell Guns 1 2 0-3 3 4 

To 24 Staples 12 

12 hasps, 24 staples & 12 Pr. snap 

Biles 1 6 

3 Staples & 4 Iron Pins for Vagain 3 8 
Putting New Loops & New Sight to 

a gun 68 

Iron work for 6 pair hames & 6 

Chains & fill Pins 2 00 

Attiring a Set Tyer, New nails & 

8 Hoops 1 12 0- 5 18 

16. To a paid Snipe Biles Loop & 3 

Staples 2 8 

New Iron work for & pair wheels. .600 
Attiring a sett Tyer, 4 hoops, lOO 

nails 1 6 



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1 Iron Axeltree, 36w 1 15 

4 New Boxes 8 

2 Iron hoops & Cart Boxes & attir- 
ing axeltree 12 0-11 3 8 

19th. To attiring a Trom axeltree & Iron 

work for the Pool Shaid 11 8 

To 1 hasp, 2 Staples & a pair sipe 

Bins 2 4 

12 Bolts since that> Is. 4d 16 

1 Iron handle & mending a Tramile 5 

5 Iron Bark Bands, truck & staples 

for do 1 10 

To Iron work for 2 pair hames. ... 80 

4 Pair Linch Pins ' 2 8 

Attiring 4 hasps for Chear Wheels. 3 

To 10 w. Nails of Different Sizes. . . 10 0- 4 8 8 



£29 16 8 

New Bern, 20th April, 1770. Rec'd the above Contents in full. 

JAS. SANDERS. 



In the Assembly the 16th Jany., 1771. 

Resolved, That Thomas Sitgreaves be allowed for his Pay as 
Captain of the Prison Guards, Guard Room, Fire & Candles, Fur- 
nished the said Guards, from the 21st December last, to this dayj 
the sum of Thirteen pounds, to be paid him out of the Five Hundred 
pounds. 

Resolved by this House, That it be drawn out of the Treasury 
by his Excellency the Governor's Warrant, "to be applied towards 
the payment of any Necessary Expenses his Excellency has been, 
or may be at, in Counteracting the Wicked Designs of the Insur- 
gents." 

RD. CASWELL. 

By order. J. Geeen^ Clk. 

In the Upper House ye I7th Jany., 1771 Concurred with. 

By order. Jas. Haseli., P. 

Concurred with and Paid. 

Wm. Tbyok. 



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Received of Francis Nash on Account of the Publick Two Hun- 
dred and Seventy three Rations^ for the Subsistence of ^y Company 
on the late Expedition against the Insurgents. 

Given under my hand. 

NATHL. HART. 

At Hillsborough the Second day of July, 1771. 



New Bern, February 2d. 1771. 

Received of his Excellency Governor Tryon twenty nine pounds 
four shillings proc for the pay of the Prison and Patrole Guard of 
the 170 Private & 28 Sergeants from the 8th January to 2d Feb- 
ruary inclusive, including also their Subsistence. 

170 Private at 2s. 8d £22 13 4 

28 Sergeants at 4s. 8d 6 10 8 

£29 4 
JOSEPH LEECH, Colo. 



Received the 19th December, 1770, of his Excellency Governor 
Tryon Twenty Six pounds Ten Shillings in full for the Freight of 
my Schooner to Fort Johnston on Cape Fear to bring to New Bern, 
from thence Sundry Swivle Guns, Firelocks Ammunition, &c. 

JOHN RICHARDS. 



An account of expenses paid by Walter Gibson for himself & 4 
men from the Governor's Camp at Sandy Creek to General Waddle's 
Camp at Saulsbury. 

May 2^, Com & Horse Shoes at Alexanders £ .6 8 

At Moor's & Elliots 16 

Pd. a pilot 5 

27. Com & pilot at Thimbras 2 

At Byrleys 5 4 

At Abbot's Creek 6 

At George McGoums 1 10 10 

Ferriage at ye Yatkin 3 4 

To Expences at Saulsbury 2 3 2 

£5 17 4 
Rec'd the 7 June, 1771, the Contents of His Excellency. 

WALTER GIBSON. 



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Prison Guard. 


1771. 


Private. 


Sergt 


Febry. 2d. 


6 




3 


6 




4 


6 




6 


6 




6 


6 




7 


6 






36 


6 




30 


5 



PatroL 


Private. 


Sergt 


6 




6 




6 




6 




6 





30 



66 11 

66 Privates at 28. 8d. pay & Subsistence £ 8 16 4' 

11 Sergeants at 4s. 8d. pay & Subsistence 2 11 4 



£11 7 4 

New Bern, February 21st, 1771. Keceived of ids Excellency 

Governor Tryon, Eleven pounds, seven shillings & four pence for 

pay & Subsistence of the Prison and Patrol Guard from the 2d 

February to the 7th Ditto inclusive. 

JOSEPH LEECH, Colo. 

66 Privates at 2s. 8d £ 8 16 

11 Sergeants at 4s. 8d 2 11 4 



£11 7 4 



His Exoellenoy to Alexb. Sandebs^ Db. 

April 4. To 6 gun Tomkens 2s. 6d £ 2 6 

9. To 153 butens for the marke@ld 12s. 3d 12 9 

13. To 6 pr. of hames for horses® 4s. 6d 17 

20. To 2 pr. Do. @ 4s. 6d 9 



£ 2 11 3 



Eeceived 20 April, the Contents of the above. 

ALEXR SANDERS. 



Received of His Excellency Governor Tryon Twenty pounds proc. 
for Bounty money for Ten Men I brought into the Service from 
Tryon County. GIDEON WRIGHT. 



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SuNDBY Expenses the Last General Mustek at New Bebn of 
THE Cbaven Regiment, 19 Febeuary, 1771. 

Mrs. Smith, for 6 Cord Wood, at lOs £3 

Cash paid for 2 Cord Wood at wharf & Carting 1 

A Serjeant & Guard round Gaol where Prichard was 

confined after his Sentence at Court Martial 1 6 

Levi Dawson, Express, 15s 16 

Rich'd Cogdell paid Council Bryan Do 10 

Paid I. Moore, Express orders 1 

Use of Greenes house for Militia 2 

Do of Burroughs for Do 3 

Do of Mrs. Conway's for Do 2 

Do of David Ambrose for Do 2 

Do of Slade's, & 4 Cord wood & ferriages, 208 5 

Do Dubit Baker's by Court house 1 

Doc'r A. Gaston, Bill visit. Express & medicines for Lit- 
tle's gunshot wound in his foot, & provisions, 12s. .. . 2 12 

15s Express to Wm. Spikes 15 

48s. paid Jno. Tilman, Guard for Palace 2 8 

£28 6 
New Bern, 26 March, 1771. Rec'd of his Excellency Governor 
Tryon, by the hands of John Hawks, Esq'r, twenty-eight pounds 
Six Shillings proc, charges of the Craven Regiment as above. 

JOSEPH LEECH, Colo. 



Field Return of Captain Wickeb Davis's Company of the Car- 
teret County Regiment of Militia Commanded by Col. 
William Thomson, at a General Muster held the Febru- 
wary the 20, 1771. 

Commissioned Officers' Names — 

Wicker Davis, Capt £ 16 4 

William Salter, Lieuten 11 4 

Thomas Goulding, Clark 9 4 

Richard Huff, Sarg 9 4 

William Ramly, Sarg. 9 4 

Bengamen Tolson, Sarg 9 4 

£860 



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STATE RECORDS. 



Private men — 
Tob. Smith. 
Richard Smith, 1. 
Bengemen Smith. 
Richard Smith, 2. 
William Smith. 
Samuell Smith. 
Isaac Barronton. 
William Lues. 
Nathan'l Gibs. 
John Styring, Jn'r. 
William Gaskils. 
Ruben Styring Wallas. 
Jeames Dixon. 



Thomas Lues. 

Edwot Rumly. 

Joseph Gaskill. 

Selvenes Dixon. 

William Styring. 

William Robrson. 

William Tayler. 

20 privet for 2 days at 
28. 8d. p'r Day, 
ready to march to 
New Bern when or- 



dered 



Warrant 



Omitted this when I got the Grovemor's 
Money Belonging to R^ement. 

Sworn before me this 30 Day of August^ 1771. 

WM. COALE, J. 



.£ 5 13 4 

£ 8 18 4 
for other 



We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do severally acknowl- 
edge to have received of his Excellency Governor Tryon Four 
Pounds proc. each for our Attendance as Witnesses at New Bern in 
March, 1771, against the Insurgents. 

.John Hogan. 

a. c. osborn. 

John Butlee. 

Babnaby Cabe. 

James Timmon. 

RoBT. Timmon. 

Philip Jackson. 

Basil Jackson. 



Dabby Henly. 
John Henly. 
JosiAH Lyon. 
James Thackston. 

bis 

Nathaniel X Tubnbb. 

mark. 



Jacob Mason, Jun'b. 
Ralph McNaib. 

Paid Nathaniel Turner Twenty-five shillings more for the time 
of a Horse of his own having given out in coming down. 



We do acknowledge to have received of his Excellency Governor 
Tryon three pounds ten shillings proc. each for our attendance as 
witnesses at the above Court. WM. HOLLEMS. 

RICHARD BURTON. 



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The Publick of North Carolina Indebted to Frederick Ham- 
bright FOR GOING AGAINST THE ChEROKEE InDIANS IN ObE- 

dibncb to an express from the commanding officers of 
Tryon County, 26th of March, 1771. 

No. of Days. Rations. Totall Amt 

Frederick Hambright, Cap'ii...8 @ 78. 6d. 5s. 4d. £3 5 4 

John Hoyle, Lieutenant 8 @ 6s . 58 . 4d . 2 5 4 

James Cozart, Searjant 8 @ 4s. 5s. 4d. 1 17 4 

Andrew Hoyle, Searjant 8 @ 4s. 5s. 4d. 1 17 4 

Peter Comer .8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 114 

Jacob Eodes 8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 114 

Conrod Kinder '. 8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 114 

James Wyatt 8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 114 

Jacob Vanzant 8 @ 28. * 5s. 4d. 114 

Andrew Goforth 8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 114 

Eichard Gullet 8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 1 1 4 

James French 8 @ 2s. 5s. 4d. 114 

Daniel McCarty 8 @ 2s. 59.4d. 114 

I do hereby Certify that the above Company of men were on the 
said Expedition by my Orders under Cap'n Hambright. 

THOS. KEEL. 

This day came Frederick Hambright & made Oath that the above 
acct is Just & true. Certified before me this 29 day of April, 1772. 

FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT. 
JACOB COSTNER. 



These are to certify that Thomas Jenings Came Before me, took 
the Oath of Allegiance and Acknowledge himselpf Duly enlisted in 
the Company of Artillery Commanded by Col. James Moore, and 

that he Received the full Bounty money for said Service as 

Allowed. 1 April, 1771. CORNL. HARNETT. 



NORTH CAROLINA— Beaufort County. 

By John Patten, Thomas Bonner & William Brown, three of His 
Majesty's Justices for the said County. 
Thomas Kilpatrick, of the aforesaid County, appeared before us, 
and being examined, it appears from the wounds he received in the 



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Battle of Alamance that he still ContinuevS disabled from getting 
his Living, and is a proper object of publick Bounty. 
Given under our hands this 24th day of March, 1774. 

JOHN PATTEN. 

THOS. BONNER. 

WM. BROWN. 



To the Treasurers of the Southern or Northern District 
The above Thomas Kilpatrick is allowed Twenty pounds p'r 
Annum. JAS. GREEN, Jun., Clk. Assembly. 



These are to Certify that Arthur McKey Came before me, took 
the Oathe of AUegiajice and acknowledged himself duly enlisted In 
the Company of Artilery Commanded by Col. James Moore, and 
that he had received Forty Shillings bounty Allowed on that Serv- 
ice. JOHN ANCRUM, J. P. 

Wilmington, 1 April, 1771. 



1771. CoL. MooBE To Stephen Playeb, . Dr. 

April — 

To Cleaning 25 Guns at 2s. 8d £3 6 8 

1 Do 10 Setts, 38 1 10 

1 Do 6 Setts, 5s 1 5 

4 small Hatchets 1 10 8 

2 Clasps 3 4 

6 Screws 6 

Received of Col. Moore Seven pounds three & 8, in full of the 

above accompt 

STEPHEN PLAYER. 
20th April, 1771. 

£7 3 S 

Deduct 5 4 

£6 18 4 



April the 8th, 1771. " 
These are to Certify that William Cheyne came before me, took 
the oath of allegiance and acknowledge himselph Duly enlisted in the 



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Company of artillery Commanded by Colonel James Moore and 
Received Eight Shillings in part Bounty money allowed for said 
Service. Testes: W. HILL, J. P. 



These are to Certify that Zebulon Paris came before nie, took the 
oath of Allegiance and Acknowledged himselph Duly enlisted in the 
Company of Artillery Commanded by Col. James iloore and Re- 
ceived the Bounty money Allowed for said Service. 

April 10, 1771. WM. PURVIANCE. 



Received from Col'n Robert Schaw Eight Pounds Proclamation, 
in full for the Value of a Horse, lent for tlie Use of the Arruey that 
went against the regulators & Never returned. Received this 20th 
of August, 1771. MATURIN COLVILL. 

June 28th, 1771. 



The Public of North Carolina To William Whitfield, Dr. 

To the Ferriages of the Craven & Carteret Detachments 
together with the Artillery & Stores, on their Return 

from the Expedition against the Regulators*. £8 

This is to Certify that the Craven & Cartaret Detachments, with 

their waggons, Carts, horses and artillery, were ferried over Nuse 

by Colo. Whitfield. 

JOSEPH LEECH, Colo. Crav. Detach't 



April 11th, 1771. 
These are to Certify that Tarry R^'no]d came before me, took the 
oath of Allegiance and Acknowledged himselph Dulv enlisted in the 
Company of Artillery Commanded by Col. James Moore and Re- 
ceived the Bounty Money Allowed for said Service. 

WM. CAMPBELL. 



NORTH CAROLINA- 
DECEMBER Craven Inferior Court, 1772. 
Present, His Majesty's Justices. 
Moses Griffin, a Pensioner, agreeable to a Resolve of the General 



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Assembly, applied to this Court for a Certificate that he continues 
disabled, having been wounded at the Battle of Alamance. 

Ordered he have a Certificate accordingly. 

Copy. Test: CHRIS'R NEALE,. Clk. 

New Bern, 15th May, 1773. 

Rec'd of Rich'd Caswell Twenty pounds in full of one year's Al- 
lowance from the public. 

his 

MOSES X GRTFFIX. 
Test: WLM. SLADE. '°^'^- 



These are to Certify that Joseph Booth Came before me, took the 
oaths of Allegiance & acknowledged him Self to be duly Enlisted in 
the Company of Artillery Commanded by Coll. James Moore, & 
that he had received the Bounty allow'd on the Service In which he 
is Enlisted as Gunner. JOHN ANCRUM. 

21 Apl., 1771. 



The Publick of North Carolina To John Thomson, Dr. 
April 20, 1771. Sterling. 

To 1 Sheet red silk Colours £6 6 

To 1 Drum & Sticks 1 1 

To 1 Tickin Case for do 5 6 

To 1 Carriage for do 2 6 

*1 16 

*7 17 6 

To 3 Worsted do, £11.18.6 *2 5 

To 3 Halberts 116 

To 3 pontoons 1 16 4 

To 1 Cask for packing Drum 2 6 

To 1 Box for packing Colours 5 6 



£23 13 6 

Advance 75 p. Ct for Virginia Money 17 15 17% 

£41 8 7y2 

33 P. Ct for Prov 13 16 21/2 

£65 4 10 



£43 6 5 



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Col'l James Moore To William Faulkner, Dr. 

For Making 46 Cartredg Boxes, not covered, @ Is. 6d. . .£ 3 9 

Cash recM of Cap. Walker 2 

Ball. Due W. F 1 9 

1 Blankett, lOs 3 9 

WM. FATTLKXER. 

20th Apl., 1771. 

Ballance Due, 198. 
July 4th, 1771— 

The Artillery (for work) Dr. to Fetter Messer, To 

mending one of the Carriages £ 5 



NORTH CAROLINA. 

At an Assembly begun & held at New Bern, 
26tii January, 1773. 

These are to Certify That Robert Hamilton, a Wounded Soldier 
in the late expedition, was Allowed the Sum of Twenty pounds proc- 
lamation Money as p. Resolve of the Assembly, Concurred with by 
the Governor & Council. Test: JAS. GREEN, Jun'r., Clk. 

RecM the Contents of Rich'd Caswell, 1st October, 1773. 

ROBERT HAMILTON. 



The Publick of' North Carolina To Riciiard Blackledge, 

1771. Dr. 

To 3 horses in ye Artillery, from New Bern the 23 Day 
of April to ye Allamance ye 16 May, is 24 Days Each, 

@ 38. p. D £10 16 

To 2 Do, one Day more when ye govern. Informed me he 

had no more use for them, (a) 3s. Each 6 

To Cash p'd Mr. Hold for Pastering of them from ye 18 

May till ye 17 Jime, while we Returned to Hillsborough. 12 8 

To 7 Days they wold Take a Person to Carrey them to 

New Bern again, @ 3s. p. Day 2 2 

As I feed my horses my Self while thay was in ye 
Service. 

22—28 



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To a horse Lost out of the Trane of Artillery at ye Great 

Allamance (under ye Care of Mr. John Fulmer 8 10 

Errors Excepted. £22 16 8 

P. RICH'D BLACKLEDGE. 



Craven County — 

The above acet. was sworn to before me the 29th November, 1771. 

RTCH'D BLACKLEDGE. 
RD. COGDELL. 

Colo. James Moore Bot of John Burgwtn & Co. 

25 Guns, 508 £62 10 

50 W. Led, 52s 6d 1 6 3 

50 W. Gun Powder, 2s. 8d 6 13 9 

10 qrs. Cartridge Paper. 1 6 8 

£71 16 3 
Cr. By Cash 50 

Due J. B. & Co £21 16 3 

April 20th, 1771, T acknowledge to have Rec'd the hove Guns, 
Powder, Led and Paper for the TT?o of a Comp'y of Artillery under 
my Command, now ordered against the Insurgents, and that the 
above Balance of £21.16.3 is due, which T promise to Pay them on 
Demand. J. MOORE. 



These are to Certify that Thos. Moore Came before me nnd took 
the oath of allesnance and acknowledged himself Duly inlistcd in 
the Company of Cumberland County Commanded by Capt. Eergd. 
Campbell, and that he has rec'd fourty shillings procl., in full, 
which is the Bounty allowed on that vService. 

This 10th of May, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN, JR. 



WORTH CAROLmA— Beattfort County. 

At an inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begim and 
held at the Court house in Bath Town for the County aforesaid, on 
the third Tuesdav in March in the vear of Our Lord One Thousand 



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Seven Hundred and Seventy-five, William Fiillerton canie into 
Court and made it appear to the Worshipful Court that he was in 
the Battle of the Alamance, and that he RecM wounds, which the 
Justices having Examined, think him still an object of Public 
Bounty, and recomend him as the same to the Assembly. 

JOHN FOWLER, C. S. C. 



Personally appeared before me John Jarrett and Acknowledged 

that he had Tnlisted as a soldier in the Company of Artilery Under 

Coll'n James Moore, that he had taken the oath by Law prescribed 

and recie'd forty shillings in full of the Bounty money. 

P'r WM. PTJRVATNCE, J. P. 
April 22d, 1771. 



Rec'd of Rich'd Blackledge Twenty-Six Shillings Proclamation 
Money, in part of my Wages as a Waggoner in His Majesty's 
Troops. ^^ 

P'r me, BENJ. X NICHOLSON. 
24 June, 1771. '^*- 

Test: JOHN PRICE. 



The PuBLfcK of North Caroi^ina to William Hi nt, Dr. 
The 10th May, 1771— 

To 1 Horse taken for the use of the Expedition and 

never Returned £17 6 8 



Wake County. 

This day came William Hunt before me, and made Oath, on the 
Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that the above accompt was Just 
and true, and that he never Received any Satisfaction for the said 
Horse. 

Sworn to before me this 7th day of August, 1771. 

JOEL LANE. 



1771. Province of North Carolina To John Lop. Dr. 
To hire of my Waggon & horses from 22d day of April to 

the 5th June, inclusive, is 44 days, at 15s £33 



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To hire of ditto from Thursday, the 20th June, to Thurs- 
day, the 4th July, is 14 days & 12 days to go home is 
26 days, at 15s 19 10 

£52 10 
Deduct had of the Commissary 8 17 3 

£43 12 9 
400 W. Bar Iron, 6d 10 

£53 11 9 
Pay the Contents to Sam'l Cornolle, on acct Vahie Rec'd. 

SOLOMON CORL. 
N. B. Lop had about 400 W. of Iron taken out of Merril Shop, 
which was made use of in the Service. 

John Lopp made Oath that the within account is just & true. 

THOS. HASLEX. 
New Bern, July 6th, 1771. 

1771. The Public of North Carolina To Jacob Blessing. 

To hire of my waggon & horses from 

22d April to 5th July is 75 days, 

12 days allowed to goe home is 12 

87days, @15s...£65 5 
Deduct had of Commissary 628 

£59 2 4 

Jacoh Blessing made Oath that the above account is just & true. 
July 6th, 1771. THOS. HASLEN- 

1771. Public of North Carolina To Philye Jacob Feaser. 

To hire of my wagon & horses from June 3d to July 5th 
is 33 days, inclusive, and 12 days allowed to goo home 

is 45 days, at 15s £33 15 

Had of Commissary 3s. 4d., which he gave by Note for in TTams 

acct. 

Jacob Feazer made Oath that the above account is Just & true. 

THOS. HASLEN. 
New Bern, July 6th, 1771, 



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1771. The Publick of Nobth Cakolina To Jacob Ham, Dr. 

To my Self, Boy, Waggon & five Horses furnished for the 
Expedition against the Regulators from the 22d April 
to the 2d June (inclusive) is 42 days, @ 158. for 
Jacob Ham £31 10 



Tblb Pubuck to Chables Alexander, Seabgent, Db. 

To 16 Days, @ 5s '. £4 

Robert Burns, 16 Do @ 48 3 4 

Henry Walker, 16 Do ^ 48 3 4 

William BerryhiU, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

John Rodgers, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

William Polk, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

Robt Orr, 16 Do @ 43 3 4 

Hugh JSTeely, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

James Sloan, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

Thos. Walker, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

John Caruth, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

George Reed, 16 Do (a) 4s 3 4 

Wm. Waddle, 16 Do @ 4s 3 4 

£42 8 

15 18 



£58 6 



The Public of Nobth Carolina To Robert Harris, Colo, of 
THE Mecklenburg Detachment, 

1771. . Dr. 

April 29th— 

To 69 Days in service Under General Waddle £29 10 

To Moses Alexander, Lieut. Colo., 59 do, @ 10s 29 10 



£59 



The Publick of North Carolina to Moses Alexander, Dr. 

To Cattle and Beef Lost — 

To 2 Steers Lost £5 5 

To 8 Quarters of Beef Lost at sundry times 5 



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To 1 Beef left on the Ground when we Retreated from 

the Insurgents 2 1 

To 1 Sheep Lost by heat of Weather 16 



£13 16 



The Pubijck of North Cabolina to Chart.es Alexander, Dr. 

For Continuing the Rangers 6 Days Longer than Orders, 

by Advice of the officers in Mecklenburg £15 18 

Camp George Milu^rs, June 28, 1771. 
Robert Willson is this day discharged from the Army with his 
waggon and horses (5 days allowed to goe home). 

JOSEPH LEACH, 
Colo, of the Craven Detachment 



Robert Wilson to Richard Blackledge, Comss'y, Dr. to. . .£ 2 10 2 
Settled June 17, 1771. 



His Excellency Willla^m Tryon, Esquire, for the Public to 
Samuel Cornell, Dr. 

1771. 

Mch. 23. To Iw. Twine \ £ 3 4 

April 6. To 20 fathom White Line @4d 68 

To 4 V2 Yards of Oznabrigs to make Bags for 

Bullets at l-6d 6 9 

To thread Is. ; 1 thimble 8d; 1 Twine 3-4 5 

To 55w. Tiink for Wadding, at 3d. 9w. ; Oakum 

for ditto, @ 6 18 3 

To 1 Barrel Tar 7 6 

To 14^Falling Axes Ss 5 12 

To 18 Steel Spades, 9s. 4d •. . 8 8 

To 2 Bushels peas, 4s 8 

To 1 Hogshead New Bern Rum,114 Gals., 23.8d. 15 4 
To 5w. White Drum Line, @ 2s. ; 3 l-3w. Rope, 

@ls. 18 3 

8. To 20 fathom White Line, 4d 6 8 



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10. To Iw. Twine, 3s. 4d.; 25 fathom White Line 

@4d 118 

16, To 174:w. Tunk; (140 returned), 34w., @3d. .086 

18. To 1 Deepsea line, 168.; 1 Drum Line, 2a. 8d. 1 18 8 

To 608 Haversacks, 2s 60 16 8 

To 67 ps. Ribbon— 21y— 1206 yards, Is. 4d... 80 8 

To 1 French Horn 4 00 

To 4 pair Union Colours, 50s 10 

To 200 Tin Camp Kettles, 8s 80 

To 263 pr. for Boots for the Cartaret & Craven 

Reg., 5s 65 15 

To 74 pr. Scarlet Garters for Ditto, Is 3 14 

To 100 pr. common Do. for Ditto, 8d 3 6 8 

April 24. To 50 fathom White Line, @4d. ; 4 Drum 

Lines @2s. 8d 1 7 4 

25. To 40 Doz. Gun Flints, 8d 1 6 8 

To 603w. Gun Powder Delivered at Sundry 

times, 3s 90 9 

To 802 Buck Shot & Lead Ditto 8d. , 26 14 8 

To 23 Quire of Cartridge Paper Ditto Is. 4d. . . 1 10 8 

To 132 Yards best Oznabrigs Ditto Is. 8d 12 13 4 

To Cash paid Capt Job. Gooding, freight on 

Military Stores from New York 6 80 

£483 7 7 

1 hereby certify that the above Articles have been had of the 
Honble. Samuel Cornell, Esq., for the Public Service and that the 
Account is approved of by Me. 

Given under my Hand at New Bern, this 27 June Anno Dom., 
1771. WM. TRYON. 

By His Excellency's Command. 

J. Edwabds^ p. Sec. 



The Publiok of No. Caeolina to Robert Wilson^ Db. 

1771. 

June 3d. To 66 days Waggoning in the late Expedition 

against the Regulators, @158 £42 00 00 



To Ball. pr. Contra. £39 9 10 



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This day Came RcAyert Wilson before me Robert Lytle, one of his 
Majesty's Justices for tlic County of Orange, and made oath that the 
aliove Acct as it stands stated is Just and true. 

Given under niy hand this Seventeenth of August, 1771. 

ROBERT LYTLE. 
56 

28 
14 



42 



1771. Contra Cb. 

June 28. By Cash Kec'd of Mr. Blackledge £ 2 10 2 

By Balance due 39 9 10 



His Excellency Willla^m Teyon to Palsot Clebeb, Db. 

1771. 

April 23. To making 8 Horse Collars @7s. P. Pair £ 2 16 

To making one Do 6 

To making 2 Cnipers 1 4 



£360 

April 24, 1771. Reed, the Contents in full by me. 

BALTSER CLEBER. 



Rec'd 21 Ai)ril, 1771, of His Excellency William Tryon, Esquire, 
T(^ii pounds for paying the several Disbursements, account of. the 
Expedition and siijyerintending the making of Carriages and other 
preparations for that service, £10. JOHN HAWKS. 



His Excellency Wm. Tryon to Alexr. Sanders^ Dr. 

1771. 

April 23. To 4 Ensine Straps @ls. 6d £ 6 

25. To 1 Doz. farmers for Muskets, @6d 6 



£ 12 
liocd. 5 Juno of John Hawks the contents of the above. 

ALEXR. SANDERS. 



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Reed, the 17 June, 1771, of His Excellency Governor Tryon 
Seven pounds proc: for my ^Nleadow eat do^vn by the Cattle & 
Horses of the Army. EDWARD TURNER. 



Expenditures made by His Excellency Governor Tryon fob 
THE Public Service from the time of his Marching from 
New Bern with the Troops the 24 of April^ 1771^ until 
THEIR Return. 

1771, April — . Paid Bounty Money to Six Soldiers. .£ 12 00 00 
May 9. Paid Charles Abercrombie for Axes for the 

pioneers 5 9 10 

13. Paid Wm. Sims on Express from General 

Waddell 6 00 00 

18. Paid Henry Walker do 5 00 00 

Paid Calv. Wright the Bounty Money of Ten 

Men from Surry County 20 00 00 

24. Paid into the hands of Colo. Ashe to distrib- 
ute among the soldiers after the Battle of 

Alamance for the plunder they took 126 00 00 

26. Paid Daniel Freeman, and Express to New 

Bern & Wilmington 7 00 00 

28. Gave Job Jackson for taking Husband's negro 2 00 00 

29. Paid old Haynes for pasturing the horses on 

his Meadow Ground 2 10 00 

31. Paid Hezekiah Wright Expenses to & from 

the Moravians 2 00 00 

June 1. Paid the Expenses of John Welsh & his party 

in pursuit of John Wilcox 10 00 00 

5. Ga\'B the Soldiers for running Bullets 5 00 00 

Paid Conrad Graves for Handcuffs 1 00 00 

Paid for mending Carriages 1 00 00 

7. Paid Walter Gibson & his Party Expenses 

going to General Waddell 5 17 4 

Paid for mending Cannon 10 00 

Gave Hugh Porter for his Expenses 1 00 00 

9. Paid the Moravians the amt of their' Bill.. 59 15 00 
Paid James Vandermark for mending harness 

& Cannon Carriages 6 00 

Gave young Bewes for his Com field destroyed 

by the Horses of the Army 5 00 00 



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Paid Mr. Budd's Expenses to Salisbury 7 00 

Paid for mending swivel Carrijiges 16 00 

13. Paid Saml. Jackson for riding Express to New 

Bern, Granville & Wake 7 00 00 

Gave John* Jackson for his Expenses 10 00 

June 18. Paid Captain McGee for Salt 7 5 4 

19. Paid Wm. Hogan Ami His Bill 45 16 4 

Paid Johnston & Thacker Ami their do. . . . 16 16 10 

20. Paid Doct. Mathewson to purchase necessaries 

for the Hospital 40 00 00 

Gave Joseph Simkin when he was discharged 

from the service 10 00 

Gave Col. Wright to support his party on their 

March Home 5 00 00 

Paid for Making Shot Baggs for the Soldiers 12 6 
Gave a party of men for driving in some 

catde to Camp 1 10 00 

Paid Ralph McNair Amt his BiU 12 15 8 

Reimbursed Mr. President Hasell which he 

advanced to an Express 2 10 00 

Paid William HoUums for going Express. ... 8 00 00 
Paid Capt Goodwin for his Care of the Brass 

Cannon ^ 5 00 00 

Paid Mr. Groom for his care of provisions, 

&c., sent up by water 1 10 00 

Gave General Waddell's Express 1 00 00 

Paid Edward Turner for the Horses Pas- 
tured on his Meadow 7 00 00 

24. Paid Mr. Cook which he advanced to an Ex- 
press 3 7 00 

£438 18 10 

168 5 11 

£607 4 9 

500 00 00 

£1107 4 9 

300 00 00 

807 4 9 
WM. TRYON. 
JSTew Bern, 80th June, 1771. 



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William Fossett to R. BLAOKLBDaE^ Db. 

To 1 bushel Com from E. Lane £0 3 00 

May 1. To 1 Cheese 6 9 

5. To 3 '' Ditto, 4; IkeggBesket, lis. 6d 15 6 

18. To 1 Quart Rum 3 00 

To 1 Pint Rum 2 00 

June 13. To 1 Quart Rum P. Self 3 8 

£1 13 11 

To Cash at Hillsborough 5 00 00 

To Cash at Hillsborough 10 00 

To 2 Bushels of meal 6 00 

To Cash pd. Colo. Thompson 10 00 

To 1 quart Rum 3 00 

£8 2 11 

To Cash paid Col. Leech * 9 00 

£8 11 11 

I acknowledge to have Reed, ye above Sum of Eight poimds Two 
Shillings & Eleven pence procl. money as part of my wages as wag- 
gener to his Excellency's Troops this 3 July, 1771. 

WILLIAM FOSSET. 

Oct 10 — Nine Shillings. William Fosset. 



A Provision Return for General Wadbell, Colo. Sohaw and 
Servants for the 25th June, 1771. 

9 Rations. NEIL MACDUFFIE. 

A Provision Return for three officers for the 25th June, 1771. 
3 Rations. NEIL MACDUFFIE. 



April 26, 1771— 

Captain Barnibe Cabe to Richard Blackledob, Dr. 

To 2 Bushels Com from Ephraim Lane £ 6 00 

27. To 2 bushels Ditto from John Allen 6 00 

For pr. Shoes pr. Self ; 8 00 

To 1 Quart Rum pr. Request 3 00 

2 Quarts Ditto pr. Self 6 00 



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20. To 1 Pint Rum Delivered Saml. Watt 2 00 

22. To 1 Qr. Ditto Delivered Robt Willis 5 00 

25. To Cash paid you at Sandy Creek 2 00 00 

May 30. To Cash lent you at Deep River 5 00 

June 7. To V2 Gallon Rum at Moravian Town 7 4 

To 1 pint Rum pr. Jacob Moyer 1 6 

£4 9 10 
12. To Qt. Rum pr. Self 3 8 

To Cash paid you on the 4th May, 1771 £4 13 6 

5 00 00 

£9 13 6 

June 23. To 2 bushels meal pr. self 6 00 

May 15. To 1 Quart Jamaica Rum for Wm. Xorton. ... 3 00 

June 27. 1/0 Gallon Rum pr. Self 6 00 

£10 8 6 
To Cash lent at Mr. Sasser's 1 00 00 

£11 8 6 
I acknowledge to have Reed, of Richd, Blackledge Eleven pounds 
Eight Shillings & Six pence proc. money as part of my wages as 
waggoner to his ExcelFy's Troops. 

BARNABT CABE. 
Test: William Fosset. 



Xo. 5. These are to Certify that Arthur Smith came before me 
and took tlie Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged Himself duly 
inlisted in the Company of Cumberland Coimty Commanded by 
Capt Ferdg. Campbell and that he has received forty shillings 
procl. in full which is the Bounty allowed on that Service this 26th 
April, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN, J. P. 



No. 6. These are to Certify that Jno. Stuart came before and 
took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowldged himself duly inlisted 
in the Company of Cumberland Coimty Commanded by Capt 
Fergd. Campbell and that he has received forty shillings procl. in 
full which is the bounty allowed on that Service this 26th April, 
1771. ROBT. COCHRAN, J. P. 



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No. 7. These are to Certify that Andrew Ingram came before 
me and took the Oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself duly 
inlisted in the Company of Cumberland Coimty, Commanded by 
Capt Fergd. Campbell, and that he has Received forty shillings 
procl. in full, which is the bounty allowed on that Service, this 26th 
April, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN, J. P. 



No. 8. These are to Certify that Neill McGachey came before 
me and took the oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself duly 
inlisted in the Company of Cumberland County Commanded by 
Capt. Fergd. Campbell and that he has received forty shillings procl. 
in full which is the Bounty allowed on that Service this 26th April, 
1771. ROBT. COCHRAN, J. P. 



These are to Certify that Thos. Nuton came before me and took 
the oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself Duly inlisted in 
the company of Cumberland County Commanded by Capt. Fergd. 
Campbell and that he has Rec'd forty shillings procl. in full which 
is the Bounty allowed on that Service. This 8 Day of May, 1771. 

DUN McNETLL. 



These are to Certify that James Gray came before me and took 
the oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself Duly inlisted in 
the Company of Cumberland County Commanded by Capt. Fergd. 
Campbell and that he has Rec'd forty Shillings procl. in full which 
is the Bounty allowed on that service. This 24 August, 1771. 

JAMES RUTHERFORD. 



These are to Certify that James Rowan came before me took the 

Oath of Allegiance and Acknowledged himself duly enlisted in the 

Company of Artillery Commanded by Coll. James Moore and that 

he had received Two Pounds being the bounty Allowed on that 

Service. Wilmington, 3 April, 1771. 

JOHN ANCRUM, J. P. 



We, William China, Eli as Calkens, Thomas Garish, do acknowl- 
edge to have Received Forty Shillings each of us as the Bounty 



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allowed on the Service in which I am Enlisted 11th April, 1771. 

WM. CHEYl^E, 
ELIAS CALKES, 
THOMAS GARRISH. 



No. 24. These are to Certify that Alexander McDonald came 
before me and took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged him- 
self dnly Enlisted in the Company of Cumberland County Com- 
manded by Capt Fergnd. Campbell and that he has Received Forty 
Shill. proc. in full which is the Bounty money allowed on that ser- 
vice. ROBT. COCHRAN, J. P. 

May 6th, 1771. 



No. 25. These are to certify that Alexr. Ross came before me 
and took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged himself duly 
Enlisted in the Company of Cumberland County Commanded by 
Capt Fergnd. Campbell and that he ha^ received Forty Shillings 
proc. in full which is the Bounty money allowed on that service. 

May 7th, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN. 



No. 26. .These are to certify that John Wilson came before me 
and took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged himself duly en- 
listed in the Company of Cumberland County, Commanded by 
Capt Fergnd. Campbell, and that he has received Forty Shill. proc. 
in full, which is the Bounty money allowed on that service. 

May 10th, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN. 



No. 27. These are to Certify that Neill Buic came before me 
and took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged himself Duly 
Enlisted in the Company of Cumberland Countv Commanded by 
Capt Fergnd. Campbell and that he has received Forty Shillings 
proc. in full. which is the bounty money allowed in that service. 

May 10th, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN. 



No. 28. These are to Certify that Dugle Campbell came before 
me and took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged himself to be 
duly Enlisted in the Company of Cumberland County Commanded 



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by Fergnd. Campbell and that he has Received Forty Shill. proe. 
in full which is the Bounty Money allowed in that service. 
This 10th May, 1771. ^ ROBT. COCIIRAX, J. P. 



No. 20. These are to Certify that Daniel Campbell came before 
me and took the Oath of Allegiance and acknowledged himself duly 
Enlisted in the Company of Cumberland Coimty Conmianded by 
Capt. Fergnd. Cam])boll and that he has received Forty Shill. proc. 
in full which is the Bounty money allowed in that service. 

This May 10th, 1771. ROBT. CO(^nRAX, J. P. 



These are to certify that Thos. Moore came l)efore me nnd took 
oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself Duly Enlisted in the 
Company of Cumberland County Commanded by Capt. Forg. Camp- 
bell and that he has received forty Shillings procl. in full which is 
the Bounty allowed on that service. 

This 10th May, 1771. ROBT. COCHRAN, J. P. 



These are to Certify that August McDuffie came before me and 
took the oath of allegiance and acknowledged Himself Duly Enlisted 
in the Company of ( -umberland County Commanded by Capt. Fei^d. 
Campbell and that he has reed. Forty Shillings procl. in full which 
is the Bounty Allowed on that servicx^. 

This 13th of May, 1771. DUNCAN McXEILL. 



These are to Certify that David Watson came Before me and 
took the oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself Duly Enlisted 
in the Company of Cumberland County Commanded by Capt. Fergd. 
Campbell and that he has received forty shillings procl. in full which 
is the Bounty allowed on that service. 

This 13th of May, 1771. DUN. McNEILL. 



North Carolina^ 

Pitt County. 

Capt. Robert Salter to Coll. John Simpson", Dr. 

To Cash £140 00 00 

To Do pd. Thos. Ferguson, Sergeant 2 10 00 



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To Do pd. Rich'd May 1 00 00 

To Do pd. John Morrison 5 00 

To 2 Dollars 16 00 



£144 11 00 
Reed, of Coll. Jno. Simpson the above sum of one hundred & 

forty four pounds eleven shillings proc. Money on and for the use 

of the Detachment from the Pitt Regiment of Militia to be accounted 

for accordingly. Pitt, April 26th, 1771. 

Also one musket the value of forty shillings in the hands of Wm. 

Taylor. ROBT. SALTER, Captn. 



Pitt County, April 25th, 1771. 
SiE : Please pay to Alexr. Stewart or order Twenty-four pounds 
seven shillings & eight pence procds. for Goods furnished for the 
Troops under my Command, & charge it to my acct. & oblige. 

Your most humble servant. 
To Coll. John Simpson. ROBT. SALTER. 



Sir: Please to pay Capt Moye Five pounds on acct Robt 
Daniel, Jr., and Charge it to him. Your obt servt, 

ROBT. SALTER 

To Coll. Simpson, April 27th, 1771. 



His Excellency Govebnob Tbyon bought of Geobge Mili^b 

& Company. 

Apl. 29. 4 Oz ISfutmegs, 2s £0 8 

1 Oz Cloves 3 

1 Oz Mace 3 4 

1 Padlock & Staples 1 8 

1 Doz paper Inkpots 4 

£10 4 
Reed, the Contents. GEO. MILLARD & CO. 



Reed, the 20th June, 1771, of His Excellency Governor Tryon 
Forty pounds procl. to furnish provisions and necessaries for the 
Wounded & Sick left at the Hospital in Hillsborough. 

WM. MATHISON. 



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Reed, the 22nd of February, 1771, of His Excellency Governor 
Tryon Forty Shillings proc. for bringing a Dispatch from Colo. 
Caawell to his Excellency. 

JOHN COART. 



Dr. Captain Gideon 
57 eramons 


Wright 


Bethabaraa, May 
to Frangott Bagge: 
6d 


7th, 1771. 
. . .£ 1 8 C 


Loaf Bread 






5 4 


1 Knife .• 






10 


3 pair Manipens .... 

2 1/2 w. Powder 

3w, Lead 

3w. Shot 






8 6 


38 4d 

8d 

Id 


8 4; 

2 

:.. 2 6 




£ 2 16 2 



Bethabara, May 7th, 1771. Received then of Frangott Bagge 
the above to the amount of £2 68. 2d, for the troops enlisted by me 
for the Service of the Province of North Carolina. 

I say received by me. 

GIDEON WRIGHT. 



The Public of Nobth Carolina to John Sasser, Dr. 

30 April, 1771. 
To 4 Firelocks Furnished Captain Chrisr. Dawsons 

Company in the Expedition agst. the Regulators . . £ 5 

The Public of North Carolina to John Sasser, Dr. 



To my Craft & 4 Hands 6^4 Days in Transporting 

Provisions to Mr. John Smith's on NeUvse £ 7 







The Public of North Carolina to John Sasser, Dr. 

To Detecting and conveying five Deserters from Little 
River on Neuse, to the Army under Command of 
his Excellency Govr. Tryon; also for conveying 

one Johnston, a Notorious Offender £ 24 10 

22—29 



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The Public of North Carolina to John Sassek^ Db. 

To Cash paid Doctor Boyakin for Curing Thomas Kil- 
patrick of a Wound he reed, in his Arm in the late 
Expedition £ 5 

£ 41 10 
CfiAVEN County — Ss. 

This day came before me Joseph Leech, one of his Majesty's Jus- 
tices of the Peace for the County aforesaicf, John Sasser, and made 
Oath on the holy Evangelist that the foregoing Account Amounting 
in the whole to the sum of Forty one Pounds ten Shillings Proclama- 
tion is Justly due to him, he having given all Just Credit. 

JOHN SASSEE. 
New Bern, Nov. 14, 1Y71. 
Sworn to before me. 

Joseph Leeoh^ J. P. 



A Pay Roll of Capt. elAMES Thaokston's Company, Intjsted 

the 1st day of May, 1771, and Disohabged the 29th day 
OF June following. 

Capt. James Thackston 60 Days at 7s . 6d . £22 10 

Lieutenant Darby Ilendly Do 5s. 15 

Insign John Shield Do 4s. 6d. 13 10 

Adjt German Baxter Do 7s. 6d. 22 10 

Sergt. Edmd. Hendly Do 4s. 12 

Uf) James Murphey Do 4s. 12 

Clk. Phillip Jackson Do 4s. 12 

Drum. John Camron Do 3s. 9 

Armourer Josiah Lyon Do 48. 12 

Corpl. Jeremiah Horton Do 3s. 9 

Do Bazzel Jackson Do 3s. 9 

James Aapie 60 Days at 2s. 6 

Jno. McVay Do 2s. 6 

Daniel Lloy'd Do 2s. 6 

Federick LWd Do 2s. 6 

Thos. Lloy'd Do 28. 6 

Stephen Lloy'd Do 28. i 

Archibald Lytic Do 2s. 6 

John Litterall Po 28. 6 



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Baxter King Do 

Henry Ivey Do 

Benjamin James Do 

Richard Hailey Do 

Thomas Ilutehins Do 

James Duming Do 

Charles Conner Do 

William Castlebury Do 

Richard Castlebury Do 

Roderick Bane Do 

Thomas Cate Do 

Anthony Baldwin Do 

James Brown Do 

William McCiirdy Do 

Charles Maxfield Do 

Richard Muse Do 

Martin Palmer Do 

John Pond Do 

Joseph Rogers Do 

Jacob Raiford Do 

John Redman Do 

John Roberts Do 

John Scarlet Do 

Stephen Scarlet Do 

Benjamin Sharpe Do 

James Smith Do 

Thomas Stroud Do 

John Stroud Do 

Stephen Smith Do 

Nathaniel Thompson Do 

Jacob Wilson Do 

William Wilson Do 

Samuel Williams Do 

John Raibom Do 

Thomas Farmer Do 

Stephen Gibbens Do 

John Hendly Do 

Jacob Mason Do 

Lancelot Johnston Do 



2s, 


6 








28, 


6 








28. 


6 








2s. 


6 








2s. 


6 








28, 


6 








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28. 


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6 








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2s. 


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John Jones 69 Days at 2s. 6 18 

Adlai Osborn 60 Days at 2s. 6 

Hope Taylor 30 Days at 2s. 3 

£434 8 
Omiss'n in adding 12 

£446 8 
JAMES THACKSTON. 

The Publick to James Thackston, Db. 

To Cash paid 57 Recruits raised for the late Expedition, 

at 40s. Bounty each £114 

Ditto, Cr— 

By Cash rec'd of Col. Edm'd Fanning £114 

JAMES THACKSTON. 

William McHaffy's Gun lost in Service & appraised to.£ 4 10 
4 other Guns lost belonging to my Company, valued to. . 10 

£ 14 10 



A Pay Role of Captain Lawrence Thompson's Company, In- 
listed THE 1st Day of May, 1771, & Discharged the 29Tir 
June following. 

Capt. Lawrence Thompson 60 Days at 7a.6d. £22 10 

Lent. John Butler Do 6s. 15 

Tnsign Joseph Duncan Do 4s . 1 3 10 

Sergt. Ralph Williams Do 4s. 12 

Do Joshua Ilains Do 4s. 12 

Corpl. James McMasters Do 3s. 9 

Do Robert Midlton Do 3s. 9 

Clk. Mark Allen Do 4s. 12 

James Ruthlcgc Do 6 

Joseph Collins Do 6 

Samuel Thompson Do 6 

William Glenn Do 6 

John Sample 10 Days 10 

Charles Ritchards Do 6 

John Druning ..,.....,,., Po 6 



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James Bartley Do 

James Ballif Do 

William Jamison Do 

Thomas Griffin Do 

David Connely Do 

WiUiam Johnston Do 

Bryan Judge Do 

John Watson Do 

Samuel Midleton Do 

James Stoneman -. . . . Do 

Thomas Todd Do 

Benjamin Thompson 16 Days 

Arthur Lovings Do 

Baptis Clark Do 

Thomas Donaldson Do 

William Welsh Do 

Robert Johnston Do 

John Gibson Do 

John Collins Do 

John Jack Do 

William Hedf ord Do 

John Dunlop Do 

Daniel Rice Do 

Abraham Rice Do 

John Hopkins 72 Days 

James Rigan Do 

Robt Morgan Do 

Soloman Gross Do 

Luke Robeson Do 

James Dunbar Henly 31 Days 

Robert Wilson Do 

Archibald McCallister Do 



5 Guns "lost and broke of my Comp'y, appraised to . 



Rec'd of Colo. Fanning 
Due 



6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








6 








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18 





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£434 


18 





51 








£383 


18 






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The Publick of No. Cabolina To Benj. Williams, Esqb., Db, 

May 4, 17Y1— 
To 2 Boats 6 Days @ 2s. 8d. P. Day; To 8 hands 6 
days @ 3s. 4d., to Carrey up Pork Licquers & Fish 

to Col. Bryans £ 9 12 

EecM ye above Contents of Eich'd Blackledge, Commissery. 

BENJ A. WILLIAMS. 



PUBLICK To RUTHERFODRD & TuBNBULL, Db., PROCLAMATION. 

September 7, 1748 — 

For 50 lb. Gun Powder, @ 3s. 4d £ 8 6 8 

50 lb. Swan Shott, @ 7d 1 9 2 

£ 9 15 10 

Delivered Serjeant Dubose, p'r order of Joseph Blackledge, Esqr., 
the tlien Commanding Officer. 

Wilmington, 20th September, 1748. 
This Day came before John Sampson, one of his ifajesties Jus- 
tices of the Peace, Thomas Turnbull, and made Oath that the above 
acc't is Just JOHN SAMPSON. 



The Publiok of North Carolina To Johnston & Thaokston, 

1771. Db. 

May 4. To 31/0 yds. yellow cambt for cockades, 4s. . . .£ 14 

7. To 31 yds. Oznabrigs for Haversacks, Is. 3d.. 118 9 
9. To 2 ozs. thread to make the above haversacks, 

6d ; 1 

To y^2. y^l- yellow camblet for cockades, 4d . . . . 2 3 

10. To 9 small Iron pots for the soldiers, 118w., 6d. 2 19 

To 3'>4w. powder, 3s. 4d 12 6 

To 18w. goose Shot, 8d 12 4 3 

11. To 20434 w. powder, 3s. 4d 34 2 6 

To 54514W. Shot & Lead, 8d 18 3 8 

£52 6 2 

June 19. To 8w. Iron to mend one of the big guns, 6d. . 4 



£69 9 6 



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Samuel Thackston came personally before me, Thomas Hart, one 
of his Majesties Justices assigned to keep the peace in Orange 
County, & made Oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that 
the above Account as it stands stated is Just & True. Sworn before 
me the 14th day November, 1771. THOS. HARTE. 



His Exobllenoy Govt. Tbyon To Johnston & Thackston, 

1771. Db. 

May 7. To 1 quire paper £0 1 6 

11. 674 yd. Bedtyke for Shotbags, 

48. 4d £1 7 1 

47 yds. Cotton for blankets and 

tools, 38 7 1 

6 oz. thread for making Do, 6d. . . . 3 

3 pr. Garters, lOd 2 6 

6 doz. Vest Buttons for Shot- 
bags, lOd 4 2 

1 brod. hoe, 5s. 8d. ; 1 quire paper, 

Is. 6d 7 2 

21 yds, onabs. for hunting-Shirts, 

Is. 3d 1 6 3 

2 oz. thr'd. Do, 6d 1 

Cash paid for making Do. 9 — 11 1 2 

14. 6 narrow axes, 7s . 6d 1 17 6 

3 Do, 6s. 6d 19 6 

3 broad Do, 7s. 6d 1 2 6 • 

1 Do 6 8 

2 blanketts for the Hospital, Is. lid 1 8 0— 5 14 2 

Rec'd June 20, 1771, the Above Acc't in full. £16 16 10 

JOHNSTON & THACKSTON. 



The Goubment to John McGee, Dr. 

To 20 Bushels of Salt, 6s. 8d £6 10 4 

To 2 learg hoggesed, 6s 12 



£7 9 9 
Rec'd the 19 June, 1771, The above Contents in full. 

JOHN MoGEE. 



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Honaa'l Wm. Tbyon, Db. 

To Vs lb. Th'd £0 4 

Rec'd the 9 May, 1771, The Contents in ful of his Excellency. 

OHAS. MERCROMBY. 



Bethababa, June 7th, 1771. 
Db. The Province of Nobth Cabolina to James van de Mebk. 

2 pair Hames for Artillery horses @ Is 6d ". .£0 3 

6 Tumpkins for the Cannon, @ 6d 3 

£0 6 

1771. Honaa'll Wm. Tbyon, Db, 

May 8. To 131/2 yds. Ribbon, @ 2s... £1 7 

To 12 Broad Axes, @ 63. 6d.' 3 18 

To 1/2 Quire Paper, lOd 10 



£5 6 10 
Half a pound of Thread 4 

Rec'd the 9 May, 1771, The above Contents of his Excellency in 
full. CHAS. MERCROMBY. 

(Abercromby.) 



New Bebn, June 27th, 1771. 
Jleceived from his Excellency, William Tryon, Esquire, three 
pounds seven shillings, Proc. Money, in full for the Wages and Ex- 
pences of a Boy for going from New Bern to Beaufort, Hyde and 
Carteratt Counties to carry the Venires returnable* from the said 
respective Counties to the Court of Oyer and Terminer held at 
New Bern. JNO. COOKE, Clk. S. C. 



The Publick of No. Cabolina To Richabd Blackledge, Db., 
FOB Chabges on ye Bay Boat tkat Cabbied Govebnobs, 
LiQUEBs & Peov. fob HIS Excellency's Tboops fbom New 

BeKN to BeNJ. SlTACKELSWOBTir, &C. 

1771. £ S. D. 

To Capt. Majr. Croom for himself, &c., 25 Days, @ 5s. 

4d. as he Tock ye Loaded Boat from my house 6 18 4 



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May 10— 

To 26 Days' work of his son, Joshua, @ 28. 8d 3 9 4 

To bis 2 Negroes 31 Days Each, @ 28. 8d 8 6 4 

To Benj. Rasher, 18 Days, @ 2s. 8d 2 8 

To Benj. Herrings & my own negro, 31 Days Each, @ 

2s. 8d 8 5 4 

To Jesse Handley, 11 Days @ 2s. 8d 1 9 4 

Daniel Headey & Son, 11 Days Each, (w 2q. 8d 2 18 8 

To John Russell, 11 Days @ 28. 8d 1 9 4 

To the Boat for 31 Days, @ 4s. p'r Day 6 4 

To Rum for ye People in ye Boat, &c. 1 8 

To 182 Rations Deliv'd ye People, besides what was given 

those in ye Cuntry's Pay, for which thire Diffirent 

Captains gave Rec't for, @ 8d. p'r Day 6 1 4 

Errors & Omissions Excepted. £48 4 8 

P. RICH'D BLACKLEDGE, Commiss'r. 



The Publjck of No. Carolina to Richard Blackledge De., foe 
Caeeying up Geoege Millee, Esqe., Boat feom New Been 

TO HIS HOUSE, THAT BeOUGHT DoWN PeOVITIONS THAT WAS 
FOE YE USE OF HiS ExCELLENOy's TeOOPS. 

July 16, 1Y71. 

To Cash paid James Carmack for 13 Days' Vige £ 1 14 8 

For going Do^vn from my house to Pilott ye Boat Down 

with Colo. Wm. Thompson's men, @ 2s. 8d 9 

To John White for 10 Days, @ 2s. 8d 1 6 8 

To William Osteen 10 Days, @ 2s. 8d 1 6 8 

To John Hanes, 10 Days, @ 2s. 8d. 1 6 8 

To Jeremiah Phillips, 10 Days, @ 2s. 8d 1 6 8 

To David Gilstrap, 10 Days, @ 2s. 8d 1 6 8 

To 3 Gallons of Rum, @ 4s. 8d 14 

To 63 Day's Provitions Given ye Boat's Peopple, @ 8(1 . . 2 2 



Errors & Emitions Excepted. £11 4 

P. RICH'D BLACKLEDGE, Commissary. 
Ceavbn County — 88. 

The Within Aca't v/as proved by R'd Blackledge, Esqr., before me, 
the 29th of Novem'r, 1771. 

RICH'D BLACEXEDGE. R'D OOGDELL. 



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No. Cakolina by Order of his Excellency, Dr. 
May 10th, 1771— 

To 88 yards Bedtykes, @ 2s. 9d £12 2 

501/2 ditto, (wSs.M 8 16 9 

18 Bolts garter'g, @ 3s. 4d 3 

6 ditto ditto, (a 2s. 3d 16 

16 oz. thread, @ 8d 10 8 

8 doz. Needles, @ 4d 2 8 

2y2 yards Bedtyke 8 8 

114 yards Camblett 4 4 

35 yards Bedtyke, @ 4s. 4d 7 11 8 

23 yards ditto, @ 38. 6d 4 6 

16 p'r Garters, @ 8d 10 8 

2 yards Bedtyke, @ 3s. 4d 6 8 

1V4 yards ditto, @ 48. 4d .• 5 5 

91/2 yards ditto, Cq^' 4s. 4d 2 1 2 

() Bro. Axes, @ 8s. 4d 2 10 

2 ditto, (a) 78. 6d 15 

1 Blankett 13 4 

7w. Kope 5 10 

16 yards Rolls 15 

£45 16 4 
E E 

JOHN IIOGAN & CO'Y. 

19 June, 1771, Received Payment of the Above Acct. 

JOHN HOGAN & CO. 
ANTHO. WARWICK. 



Rec'd the 10 June, 1771, of Ilis Excellency Seven pounds for rid- 
ing Express to New Bern & then to Granville & Wake. 

SAM'L JACKSON. 



Ills Excellency William Tbyon, Esq., Bought of Ralph Mc- 

Naib & Co. 
May 10, 1771— 

1 Pewter Basin £ 4 6 

2 Delph Bowls 3 4 

4 Gilt tin cups, 6d 2 



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2 Stone Cans, Ss 16 

6 Tumblers, 8d 4 

1 Tin Lanthom 3 4 

1 Loaf Sugar, Is. 8d 17 6 

P. W. Johnston— 

1 Blankit 7 6 

2 par do, 22s 2 4 

42 p'r Garters, 8d 1 8 

131/2 yards bed tyke, 4s. 4d 2 15 6 

P. W. Souther, 20 salt sacks, 3s. 6d proc 3 10 

£12 16 8 
E E 

P. RALPH MoNAIR 
May 11th, 1771. 

RecM June 20th, 1771, from his Excellency the above (Contents in 
fuU. RALPH MoNAIR. 



These are to Certify that Arch'd McMullen Came Before uie and 
took the oath of allegiance and acknowledged himself Duly enlisted 
in the Company of Cumberland County Commanded By Capt 
Ferg'd. Campbell, and that he hath RecM fourty Shillings proc'U 
in full, which is the Bounty allowed in that Service. 

This 11th Day of May, 1771. 

ROBT. COCHRANE, J. P. 



At an Assembly held at New Bern the 4 December, 1773. 

These may Certify that Henry Costin, a Soldier who Served in 
the Artillery Company on the late Expedition against the Insurgents, 
and who rec'd a Wound that will render him a Cripple for life, was 
allowed the Sum of Ten pounds, proc. money, p'r Annum during his 
life, and that the Treasurer or either of them pay him the same, and 
be allowed in their ans*** with the In***, as per Res.)lv(^ of the 
House of Asseml)ly, (Vmcurred with by the Governor and Council. 

Test: J. GREEN, JR., Clk. 



Cabtebet. . 

December Court, 1772. Present His Majesties Justices. 

This May Certify that there Was a Resolve of the Greneral Assem- 



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bly that the Wounded Soldiers in Each County should Have a pen- 
sion according to their Woimds. The Court of Cartaret County is 
of an opinion that Charles Yeats should be allowed Twenty Pounds, 
Procl. money, and Thomas Casky fifteen pounds, According to the 
above Resolve. Test: ROBT. READ, C. S. C. 

of Cartaret County. 

Wounded Soldiers, 1 March, 1773, Rec'd the within thirty-five 
Pounds for the * * * said wounded soldiers from John Ashe, South- 
em Sa. WM. THOMPSON. 



The Public of North Carolina To John Walker, 

1771. Dr. 

May 17. To 4 Qts. Mutton £ 16 

1 Bushel Meal, 3s. ; Rum, 19s 1 2 

18. 4 (^ts. Mutton, 16s. ; 6w. Sugar, Is. 4d 1 4 

6vv\ Chocolate, Ss. 4d 1 

20. Meal for Sick Marching Men 3 

24. 1 (it. Mutton for Cap. Salter's Sick 3 

1 do for Col. Moore's Sick 3 

June 30. 1 pt. Rum p'r Doct'r ord'r for Sick 2 

July 1. 1 pt do p'r Dc 1 6 

6w. Loaf Sugar for Sick, @ 3s 16 

£ 5 12 6 

To my pay from May 17th to July 9th is 62 

Days, @ 7s. 6d 19 10 

£25 2 6 



Joseph Ray To Rich'd Blackledoe, Dr. 

May 25, 1771. 

To Cash paid you at Sandy Creek £2 

June 8. To 1 Quart Rum, p. Self 2 8 

£ 2 2 8 

2. To 3 Bus'll of Com of ye Moravians '. 7 6 



£ 2 18 2 



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June 25, 1771— 

Dr. Brought over £ 2 10 2 

To Vs bus'l Meal 4 6 

£ 2 14 8 

I acknowledge to Rec'd ye above Sum of Two pounds fourteen 
Shillings & Eight pence proc'l, as part of my wages as waggoner to 
his Excellency's Troops. JOSEPH RAT. 



The PuBiiiOK of North Carolina To Prissylah Pai.mer, Dr. 

May, 1771. 
To Making 48 Haversacks for the Orange Detachment in 

the Expedition against the regulators, at 8d £ 1 12 



£ 1 12 

Prissylah Palmer came personally before me, Thos. Hart, one of 

his Majesties Justices for Orange County, and made oath that the 

Above Acct. as it Stands Stated is Just & True, and She has never 

Received any Satisfaction for the same. 

Sworn before me the 14th November, 1771. 

THOS. HART. 



Mr. Blaoklioe, Dr. 
May 27th, 1771— 
For hauling 2 Barrels of flour and 1 of pork, that was 

left Hart's mill £ 5 

Rec'd ye above this 17 June, 1771. EDWARD TURTSTER. 

The Hospitall under ye Care of Doctor Mathewson to 
Richard Blackledge, Dr. 

1771. £ S. D. 

June 1. To 2% Gallons of Jamaica Sperritts, at Holt's, 

@ 13s. 4d. p'r Gall 1 13 4 

16. 26 lb. flour from ye Camp 

26 do flour do 

16. 1 Barrel of Do, 2-0-8 £2 1 22 

20w. of flour from Jasper Wyman.' 2 16 

30 10 
@138. 4d— 2 4 



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36w. of Do from Do. 
16w. of Do from Do. 

72 
15. 1 Jugg @ 6s. 8(1 6 8 

1 Gall. Do of Rum, 8s 8 

2 Qu'ts of mutton, w'd 13w 

19. Do from Wayman, 9w 40w@13s 

18w of Beef p'r w. 6 2 

6 gallo's of Rum @ 8s 2 8 

llw of sugar @ 2s. 6d 18 9 

36w of Beef @ 13s 4 8 

1 Barren flour at Capt Hart's Mill 

c c 
" Neat £2 0— 1 6 

£10 11 

RecM this 21 June, 1771, the above articles for je use of >Hospi- 
tall in Hillsburgh & Holts. WM. MATHISOK 

Jun the 1, 1771— 

To 1 per of hand Coufes £0 10 

To 1 per of Joins for the feertt 10 



£10 
Rec'd the 2 June, 1771, The above contents. 

CONRAD GRAVES. 



Rec'd the 26 May, 1771, of His Excellency Governor Tryon, Sev- 
en pounds proc, for going Express to New Bern and Wilmington. 

DANIEL FREEMAN. 



Roc'd tlie 31 May, 1771, of His Excellency Governor Tryon, Six 
pounds Proc, to defray my Expenses in pursuit of some Outlaws. 

HEZEKIAH KNIGHT. 
Mr. Wright returned Four pounds of the above. 



Rec'd the 18 May, 1771, of His Excellency Governor Tryon, Five 
pounds proc, for riding express from General Waddell. 

JAS. WALKER. 



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Rec'd the 13 May, 1771, of His Excellency Governor Tryon, Five 
pounds for coming Express from (Jenerall Waddell. 

WILLIAM SIMS. 



Bethabaka, 8 June, 1771. 
Dk. The Pkovinck of North (Lvrolina to Frangott Bagge for 

SUNDRIES AS UNDERNEATH FOR THE TrOOPS UNDER THE COM- 
MAND OF 1II8 P]XCELLENCY GOVERNOR TrYON, VIZT. I 

390 gallons Beer (5; Is £19 10 

97 gallons Whiskey @ Ss : . . 24 5 

63 gallons ditto @ 58 15 15 

1 blank book 9 

Gideon Wright's Acct for the Troops he enlisted 2 16 2 

Paid for the fetching 2 Deserters, vizt : 

2 men, 2 horses, each 2 Days, @ 6s. 12d. ; their ex- 

pences on the road, 6d 18 

The use of a new Anvil for the Smiths 1 

Adam Lash's Account for Smithwork 4 5 

£68 18* 2 

5 Cords @ 2s. 2d 10 10 

1 Ditto 50 yds 6 

£69 15 

Some milk, bread and Tea for sick men 3 

John Mire, Musehbach's bill for a sick man 1 7 

£71 5 
Deduct for 230 gallons beer not delivered 11 10 

Balance due £59 15 

Rec'd the 9 June, 1771, the above Ballance of His Excellency in 
full by me, £59.15. FRAXGOTT BAGGE. 



Mr. Rich'd Blackledge Bo't of John IIogan & Co. 

1771. 

June 16. To 9 Shoe Hammers, @ 2s £0 18 

9 pincers, @ 2s. 9d 1 4 9 

6 Nippers, @ 10s. 2d 5 5 



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20 Shoe Knives, @ 9d 15 

20 doz. Shoe Tacks, @ 4d 6 8 

11 doz. Awls, @ 6d 5 6 

£3 15 4 
Rec'd the above Acct JOHN HOGAN. 



Rec'd 27 June, 17Y1, of Richard Blackledge, Commiss'y, five 
Shillings pro'l, for my self & 2 hands Bring Down Mr. Robert 
Toler's Boat to Mr. John Sasser's Landing to Carry ye King's Pro- 
vition Down to New Bern. *^** 

THOS. X TOLER. 

Test: STEPHEN BLACKMORE. '""^• 



Rtcii'd Blackledge foe ye use of ye Publick fob watching ye 
Commissary's Stores, etc.. To Gasper Wayman, Dr. 

To my Troble in Lodging in ye Store in Hillsborough from 

ye 15 May to 15 June, @ 88s £4 4 

Rec'd ye above of Rich'd Blackledge in full of all accounts. 

GASPER WAYMAN. 



Dr. The Public of the Province of North Carolina in Ac- 
count WITH Doctor William Mathison, Cr. 

1771. 

June 17. To Disbursements for the Support of 25 men 
in the Hospital imtil July 20, inclusive, 34 
days, at Is. 4d. p'r d £ 56 13 4 

July 21. To do p'r do of 15 Men until the 4th of 

August, inclusive, 16 days, (a) 3s. 4d. p'r d. 16 
To Medicines found 30 

Aug. 5. To Wages for 101 days, from 27 April, Dayly, 
Close Attendance, Care & Cure of the Sick 
& Wounded, including Rtcwart^s pay, 12s 6d 63 2 6 



£165 15 10 



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Juno. By Cash of Mr. Isaac Edwards: .£40 

July. By do of Thomas Donelson, Jr. ... 10 
By Sundries from Mr. Commissary 

Blackledge 5 7 5 

By 2 Bus'ls flour from Maj'r 

Hart's, @ 27s 2 14 0— 58 1 5 

Balance due W. M 107 14 5 

£165 15 10 

Errors Excepted. 5 August, 1771. WILLIAM MATHISON. 
Cbaven County, 8 August, 1771. 

The above awount duly proved by Dr. William Mathison this day. 

WILLIAM MATHISON. 

Sworn Befon^ JOSEPH LEECH, J. P. 

Examined: JOSEPH CASWELL. 

TiiK Public to Thomas Donaldson, I)k. 
19 Jime, 1771. To Hanging 6 Men at TIillslK)g'h Court 

of Oyer, etc., £5 each £:J0 

E. Excepted. PV THOS. DONALDSON. 



June 18, 1771. This Day Kec'd of Thos. Dcmaldson, Sheriff of 
Orange Co'ty, the Sum of Eight Pounds, pn)c., it being for Exp. in 
bringing to Hillsborough nine persons who Robb'd a Waggon of 
twelve pounds of Gunpowder near the (^ounty Line. 

Perme, WM. DOFTIUT. 

Witness: PHILIP JACKSON. 

Approved: WM. TRYON. 

Hillsborough, July 26, 1771, then Ileceived of Thomas Donaldson, 
Esquire, the sum of Ten Pounds, Proc'l, for the use of the Sick & 
Wounded in the Hospital in Hillsborough. 

WM. MATHISON, Doct. 

A Provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Sehaw and Ser- 
vants for the 20th June, 1771, 9 Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 
22—30 



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A provision Return for Three officers for the 20th June, 1771, 
3 Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



RecM of Rich'd Blackledge, (-ommissary, the Sum of Twenty- 
Nine Shillings & 8(1, as per 2 of my negroes, for waggining for His 
Excellency's Troops, as witness my hand this 27 »Tune, 1771. 

£1.9. 8. ROBERT HANNAH. 



A provision Return for General Waddel, Colo. Schaw & Servants 
for the 29th June, 1771. 9 Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



A provision Return for three officers for the 29th June, 1771. 3 
Rations. NEIL' MacDUFFIE. 



June 19th, 1771. 
Samuel Barker To Rich'd Blackledge, Dr. 
To 2 Bush'l Com £0 4 



Errors Excepted. £0 4 

RICH'D BLACKLEDGE. 



A provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Schaw & Serv'ts 
for the 26th June, 1771. 9 Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



A Provision Return for three officers for the 26th June, 1771. 3 
Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



Tliese are to Certify that Richard Cain came before nie, took the 
Oaths of Allegiance & acknowledged him self duley Enlisted in the 
Company of Artillery Commanded by Coll. James Moore, & that 
he has recvM the Bountey allowed on the Expedition in which he is 
Enlisted. 21 ApL, HTl. JOHN ANCRUM. 



April 10th, 1771. 
These are to Certify that Wm. Bristen came before me, took the 
oath of Allegiance and Acknowledged himselph Duly enlisted in the 



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Company of Artillery (Viiniuanded by Col. James Moore and Re- 
ceived the IxMinty money Allowed for said service. 

JOHN AXCMUIM. 



RecM 27 June, 1771, of Richard Hlackled^e, (\>mmissary, Twen- 
ty-five pounds, ])ro'l, as part of my wagers as wagginer to his Excel- 
lency's Troopes, as witness my hand. WILLIAM FOSSETT. 

Test: SOUTH YJUiW. 



RecM »'3 July, 1771, of Richard Blackledgc^, Com'y, Six pounds 
Two Shillings & Eight pence, as part of my wagers as waggcmer to 
his Excellency's Troo})s, which I Promise to pay, as witness my hand. 

Test: THOS. McPEARSON. JACOB BLESSJnG. 



Rec'd 27th June, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, Commiss'y, four 
lM)unds & Eleven pence, pro'l money, as part of my wagers as wag- 
goner to his Excellency's Troops, as witness my hand. 

hia 

Test: SOUTHEY REW. HENRY X LEMMON. 

£4.0.11. "^""^ 



Rec'd of Richard Blackledge, Commissary, the sum of Six Pounds 
one Shilling & Eight pence, as ])art of my wagers for waggining for 
his Excellency's Troops, as witness my hand this 27th June, 1771. 

his 

JOHN X TINNING. 
Test: ANDREW BASS. '»"^- 



Rec'd of Rich'd Blackledge, Commissary, One pound S(»venteen 
Shillings and Eleven pence, ])roc. n^oney. Rec'd this 27 Day of 
June, 1771, by me, JOHN ANGLIN. 

For my Feather, Jas. Anglin. 

Test: SOUTIIEYREW. 



Rec'd 3 July, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, (\)in.. Eight pound 
foure Shillings & Seven pence, ])roc'l, })art of my w^ages as waggoner 
to his Excellency's Troops. SOLOMAN COLE. 

Test: CHRIS. NEALE. 



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Also 12s. 8(1. paid Jacob Mire & omitted to be Charged, which I 
Promise to pay. SOLOMAN COLE. 



Rec'd 5 July, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, Commis'y, by Jacob 
Ilamm & Self, the Sum of foure poimds Six Shillings & six pence, 
pro'l money, as part of our wages as Wagginers to his Excellency's 
Troops, as witness my hand. FILL JACOB HAMM. 

Test: CHRIS'R NEALE. 



Benjamin Turasii to Richard BLACKJ.EixiE, Db. 
1771. 

June 25. To 8 Bushels Meale, @ 3s £0 9 

Errors Exeep. RICH'D BLACKLEDGE. 



Received of Francis North on Accoimt of the Publick, one hun- 
dred and thirty-nine Rations, for the Subsistence of my Company 
on the late Ex])edition against the Insui^nts. 

Given under my hand at Hillsborough, the 12th day of July, 1771. 

LEM'L THOMPSON. 



The Pubi.ick of North Carolina to Jacob Mire, Db. 
Jime 28th, 1771. 

To my waggan & Team of Horses & Boy, in his Excel- 
lency's Service from ye 2'W of April to 7th Day of 
July, Including Ten Days allowed me by CV>lo. Jos. 
J^eei'h to Return whome in form Mr. George Miller's 

on Nuce is 76 Days, 15s. P. Day, is £57 

Contra, Cr. 

By Cash of Richard Blackledge, Commissary 8 18 10 



Ballance dew Jacob Mire £48 1 

Errors Excepted by JACOB MIRE. 

-DobbsS't 
Sworn to before me: GEO, MILLERS. 



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XORTH CAROLINA. 

Thij is to Certify that at a Meeting of the CoiMnitxt^u for the 
County of Oobbs on the 28th day of Septemlxjr, 1775, a (^onii)any 
of Minute Men, raised in the said County, whereof George? Miller 
was Klected Captain, Benjamin Exunn, Lieutenant, & David »ferni- 
gan, junior, Ensign, was reviewed by the said (Vminiittee and by 
them the said Company was found to l)e Compleat with Able & 
proper Men. ^ 

Signed by Order & in Behalf of the said Committee. 

By JOHN SASSEK, CUiairman. 

No. 2. Ordered tliat Commissions issue. 



A provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Schaw and Serv- 
ants for the 1st July,. 1771. 9 Rations. 

NEIL MACDUFFfE. 



A provision Return for Three Offieei^s for the 1st July, 1771. 3 
Rations. NEFL MACDUFFIE. 



Mb. Blackledge Bo't of Johnston & Thaokston. 

.1771. 

June 17. 5 p'r nippers £0 5 

1 p'r pincers 3 



£0 8 
RecM the above acc't in full. SAM'L TIIACKSTON. 



The Publiok of North Carolina to Robert Palmer, Secre- 
tary TO Melitia Commissions for the several County's, 
Vizt. : 
Dr. ' Cr. 

Johnston, 37 ; Perquimmons, 15 ; Granville, 37 ; Hyde, 

16; Cartaret, 18; Bertie, 27; Dobbs, 54; Hertford, 
33; Cumberland, 30; Rowan, 52; Orange, 57; Pas- 
quotank, 38; New Hanover, 15; Tyrrell, 27; Halifax, 
33; Bladen, 15; Chowan, 5; Edgcomb, 3; Tryon, 3; 

In all 514, at 5s. 4d. each £137 1 4 

Errors Excepted. ROBT PALMER, Secretary. 

New Bern, 10 January, 1771. 
Swome before me: M. HOWARD. 



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April 8th, 1771. 
These are to Certify that EHas Caulkina caine before me, took the 
oath of allegianee and acknowledged himijelph Unly enlisted in the 
Company of Artillery Commanded by Colonel James Moore and Re- 
ceived Eight Shillings in part Bounty Aloney Allowed for Said 
Service. Teste:' W. HILL, J. P. 



These are to Certify that Ilenery Costin (^ame before me, took 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Acknowledged hiself to be duly Enlisted 
in the Company of Artillery (youuuanded by (-ol. James Moore, and 
that he had recM forty Shillings, being Bounty allowed on tiiat Serv- 
ice. April 4th,. 1771. WM. PURVIANCE. 



Received of Francis Nash on Account of the Publick Two Hun- 
dred and forty-five rations, for the subsistence of my Company on 
the late Expedition against the Insurgents. 

Given under my hand at Hillsborough the swond day of July, 
1771. DAVID HART. 



A pint of Rum to be god at the hospital stuart for the use of the 
sick. 

Deep Creek Cam]), the 3d June, 1771. RICHARD. 



A Provision Return for the Anson Detachment, June 29th. 30 
Rations, 45 w Beef, 30 flower. SAM'L SJSTEAD. 



3 Gills of Rum for the iLse of the sick. Silver (^reek Camp, July 
1st, 1771. PV order of Doct'r Richards. JEN KIN DAVIS. 



New Bern, North Carolina, July 3, 1771. 
To-Day Due from the Publick : 
To Captain RolK»rt Campbell, Deputy Adjutant-General 
of the Forces Against tlie Insurgents, C-ommencing the 
2()th April, 1771, & Ending the 3d Day of July, Being 

75 Days, Both Days Inclusive, at 7s. 6d p'r Diem £28 2 6 

These are therefore to Certify that the Above mentioned Robert 



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Campbell is Entitled to the Wages Aforementioned As ProvM & Cer- 
tify'd Before Me. Sworn to before me. . 

JOSEPH LEECH, J. P. 

JOSEPPI LEEC^H, 
New Bern, July 3, 1771. Colo, of Craven Detachment 



The Publick of No. Carolina to Jonathan Tart, I)b. 

June, 1771. 
To one Horse in the King's Service with the Troops & 

Waggons returning from the Expedition against tlie 

Insurgents, (w 3s £1 4 

To one-half Cheek Bridle, 6s., to Do 6 

1 Snaffle Bridle, to Do 3 

To my own labour 4 Days going to New Bern after my 

horse, (oj 5s 1 

To one other Horse, 3 Days, @ 3s 9 

T(J % Barrel Corn p'r d. for bringing the last horse home. 6 8 
To 2 Horses & Days when the Troops marched up the 

Country, & my ow^n Service 1 

£4 8 8 
Craven County — ss, 

Jonathan Tart ap])eared before me (one of the »Tustices of sM 
C/Ounty) and made Oath that the above Acc't is »Iust and true as it 
stands state<l, and that he has receivxMl' no Satisfaction for the same. 

JONATHAN TART. 
Sworn the 16th Novom'r, 1771, before JA(X)H BLOUNT. 



General Hugh Waddell to Bitrgwin, Waddell & Baii.ky, Dr. 

July 6, 1771. 

Paid John McClelland for bal. due Him for discharge. .£0 1 9 

Paid Simon Clark for ditto 7 4 

Paid Malakiah Pool per ditto 7 17 

Paid Thomas McClelland, ditto 3 6 

Paid Thomas Townsend, ditto ' 8 14 

To Phillip Paulmattocks, ditto 6 15 10 

To Ebenezer Sweet, ditto 5 6 7 

To Expence Acct for the Hire of Hale Park Boat 8 days 

in Carrying down the Soldiers, R^^ilators, gims, etc. . 4 14 8 



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Paid Garrett Ward, Sundries 1 4 

Paid Matthew lirandon, ])er his reo^ipt, 10 bushells Salt. 1 10 
Paid ( 'orruthers, ditto, p'r Receipt "..... 1 10 

£51 18 4 
Errors Excepted for Burgwin, Waddell & Bailey, 

NEIL MACDUFFTE. 
To William Struty per his Certificate 8 7 

£60 5 4 
Received this 1st Noveml)er, 1771, of General Hugh Waddell the 
above Suirt of Sixty Pounds five shillings and four Pence, proclama- 
tion Money, £«0 . 5 . 4. JAMES BAILEY. 



June 7, 1771. 
Mr. David Johnston to Rich'd Bi,aoki.edge, Dr. 

To 1 Quart of Rum P. Self £0 3 8 

9. To 1 Quart Ditto P. Self ". . . 3 8 

10. To 1 Quart Ditto P. Ditto 3 8 

12. To 1 Quart Ditto P. Self 3 8 



£0 14 8 
To 8 Bus. of meale Lost by over siting Twice, at 

2s. 6d 1 



£1 14 8 
Errors Excepted. RICH'D BLACKLEDGE. 



Rec'd this 27 June, 1771, of Richard Blacklcdge, Commiss'y, 
thirty-six Pounds Two Shillings Six pence, Proc'l money, as Part of 
my wages Dew me as wagoner to his Excellency's Troops, as wit 
ness my hand & Test '''* 

JOHN SASSER, Jun'r. JOHN X CONNER. 

£36 .2.6. '"""'• 

£36 2 6 
27 11 8 



£ 8 12 10 



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Rec'd 4 July, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, Commissary, Twenty 
pounds one Shilling & Ten pence, proc'l money, as part of Maj. 
Francis Nash's wages as waggener to his Excellency's Troops, as p'r 
account. Signed, as witness my hand, etc. ^*** 

NATHANIEL X TURNER. 

Test: THOS. \V. PEARSON. """^^ 



Rec'd of Francis Nash on Account of the Publick, Three hundred 
and Twenty-one Rations, for the Subsistence of my (/ompany, on the 
late Expedition against tlie Insurgents. 

Given under my hand at Hillsborough, the 13tli day of July, 
1771. JAMES THACKSTON. 



These are to Certify that Daniel Taylor Came before me, took the 
Oaths of Allegiance & Acknowledged himself duly enlisted In the 
Company of Artillery Comnianded by (-olio. James Moore, and that 
he had received Forty Shillings, the Bounty Allowed (m that Service. 

31 March, 1771. ^ WM. (JAMPBELL. 



Cumberland List Of Officers. 



James Rutherford, Colo. 

Alex'r McAlester, Lieut Colo. 

Thos. Collins, Major. 

John Armstrong, Cap'n. 

Archibald McNeill, Lieu. 

John Campbell, Ensign. 

Arch'd McDonald. 

Malcolm Clark. 

Robert Smith. 

Andrew Shepherd. 

John Donelly. 

John Shepherd. 

Daniel Campbell. 

Alex^r McPherson. 

Alex'r McKoy, Jun. 



Thomas Matthews. 
Hugh Gilmore. 
Stephen Gilmore. 
CoUen Shaw. 
John Brownlow. 
Arthur Council. 
William Gardner. 
James Mine. 
Joel McClendel. 
John Carrol. 
James Collins. 
James Russel. 
Gilbert Clark. 
Thomas Dobbins. 
Daniel Clark. 



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The Province of North Carolina by Order of Fred'r Grecmj, 
EsQR., to John DuBois, Dr. 

1757. 
July 22. To Hire of Large Pettoagiia from Thursday, 
tlie 14th July in the Evening, till Friday, the 
22d Do at 3 in the Afternoon, Discharging & 
Putting ashore the Ordinance at Fort John- 
ston, is 8 Days, @ 8s £3 4 

To 7 Days' Hire of 8 Negroes, at 3s. P. Day 

Each 8 8 



£11 12 



Received the above Contents from Fred'k Gregg, Esq'r. 

JOHN Dubois. 



These are to Certify that Richard Sampson came before me, ac- 
knowledged himself to be duty Enlisted in the Company of Artillery 
Commandid by ('ori James Aloore, & that he had rec'd Two pounds, 
in full for the Bounty allowed on the Service in which he has En- 
listed. 13th Ap'l, 1771. JNO. BURGWIN. 



April, 1771. 
These are to Certify that Henry Jacobs Came Before me, took 
the oath of Allegiance and Acknowdedged himself Duly Enlisted 
in the Company of Artillery Commanded by Colonel James Moore, 
and that he Received Two Pounds for the Bounty Money for said 
Service, as Allowed 3d Ap'l, 1771. JOHN ANCRUM, J. P. 



New Hanover County. 

Came before me, Rufus Marsden, one of his Majesties Justices 
Assigned to keep tlie Peace for the County afores'd, Benjamin Mor- 
rison, who maketh Oath on the Holy Evangelist that Mr. Francis 
Davies did Maintain and keep Tw^elve Spaniards according to the 
l)est of his remembrance during the Space of Seventy-two Days. 

BENJ. MORRISON. 

Sworn to before me this 13th day of March, 1748. 

RUFUS MARSDEN. 



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The Publick of North Carolina to Richard Blackledoe, Dr. 

To Cash paid 8 liands for (.arring from my house to New 
Bern & Carrying from New Bern, Mr. John Sassers & 
Robert Tolera, 2 Boata, & Finding them Riun & Provis- 
ions for ye Voige & there Returning Back again £16 15 

Errors and omissions Excepted. 

RICH'D BLA(;KLEDGE, Com. 



Augt 1st Day, 1771 

Craven County. 

The above acct was proved before me the 2J)th Novr. 1771. 

RD. COGDELL. 



Reed. 27th June, 1771, of Richard Bhickledgc, (-ommissary. Nine 
pounds Eleven Shillings on account of my wagon waggining for 
his Excellency's Troops as witness my hand. 

WILLIAM MEARS. 

Test: WM. McKINNIE. 



Captain Alexr Maben to Richard Blaokledge^ Dr. 

5 June, 1771. 

To Cash paid at Moravian Town £2 

I promise to pay ye alH)ve when I am paid for my wagganing for 
ye Publick. ALEXR. MEBAN. 



Received of Matthew Jouet on Ac(*/)unt of the publick For the 
subsistence of my Company after thoy left Hillsborough on the late 
Expedition against the Insurgents Twenty-Nine Rations. 

Given under my hand the third day of August, 1771. 

NATIIANIt:L HART. 

£35 8 8 £ 79 

4 18 8 



£40 6 8 £6:J2 

52 8 

2 12 8— £4 18 

2 5 4 



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May. 30, 1771. 

JOSKPH EmJSON to RiCIID. BLAOKT.KIXiE^ Dr. 

To 31/2 Imnhels cx>ni at Deep River, @ 2s £0 7 

To 2 (iviart(»rs Be(»f lost hy tht^ Insufficiency of his Teem 

not coming up to the Camp 1 15 



£2 2 7 
Errors Exc/>pted. Pr. RICHD. BLACKLEDGE. 



Oeoroe Jones to Riciid. Black ledge, Dr. 

1771. 

10 May. To 1 Quart Rum pr. Self £0 3 

1 Quart Rum pr. Self 1 8 

20 To 1 Quart Rum pr. Self 3 4 



£0 8 
Errors Excepted. pr. RTCHD. BLACKLEDGE. 



NORTH CUROLINA— 55. 

At an Assembly held in New Bern in 

November & December, 1771. 

These may (^ertify that Christopher Acklin, a Soldier who was 
woimded in the Battle of Alamance against the Regulators, was al- 
lowed the Sum of Twenty pounds per Annum during the time he 
shall Ccmtinue disabled. That the public Treasurer's pay him the 
Same: Provided, ho once a year produce a Certificate from the 
inferior Court of the County where he resides, that he still Con- 
tinues disabled, and is a proper object of Public Bounty. 

Concurred with by tlie Governor & Council, as pr. resolve of the 
Assembly. 

hia 

CHRISTOPHER X ACKLIN. 

mark. 

Test: JAMES GREEN, JUK, Clk. 
\Vitaiea.s: SWEET J. BOND. 
JNO. COOKE. 

8 Mar., 1773. Reed, of Thomas Person the within Contents. 

JNO. COOKE. 



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A provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Shaw and servants 
for the 30th June, 1771. 

9 Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 

A provision Return for three officers for the 30th eTune, 1771. 
3 Rations. NEIL MA(a)UFFIE. 



N. CAROLINA— 55. 

At an Assembja' held at Nkw Bkhn in 

November & Deeeniber, 1771. 
These May (^ertify that Sweeting Bond, a Wounded Soldier, in 
the Battle at Allaraanee, was allowed Twenty pounds p'r Annum, 
"during the time he shall Continue Disabled, & that the Public 
Treasurers for the time l)eing, or either of them, pay him the same; 
provided he (mee a year produces a (Vrtificate from the Inf(»rior 
Court of the (bounty where Ijo resides, that h(^ still (\)utinues dis- 
abled and is a proper object of Public Bounty, us ])'r resolve of the 
House of Assembly, C^cmcurred with by the (rovemor & (\>uncil. 

Te^: J. GREEN, JUN, (Hk. 



Rec'd 27 June, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, (\mimissary, the 

sum of Eight pounds Eighteen & 10 as i)art of my wages for 

Avaggining for his Excellency Troops, as witness my hand. 

Test: SOUTHY REW. JACOB MOYERS. 



Rec/d 22 June, 1771, of Richard Blackledge thirty-three shillings 
& 4d. as part of my wjigers for wagganing in the Government Servis. 

hiR 

JAMES X ANGLIN. 
SAM'L THACKSTON. '««^»^ 



The Publick of North Carolina To Wm. Bryan, Esqr., Dr.. 

To Carting of meale from ye mills to my house for ye 

Troopes at my house & ye ajasents Camps £0 15 

May ye 4, 1771, Rec'd ye above Contents of Richard Blackledge, 

Commissary. W. BRYAN. 



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The Province of Nobth Carolina To William Mebam, Dr. 

To 1 giimi, bursted in the Battle against the Regulators ... £3 5 
Orange — ss. 

This day came William ilebam before me and made Oath that 
the above mentioned Gim was Imrsted in the Engagement against 
the Regulators, & thereby rendered useless. Also made oath that he 
purchased the said Gun just before the Battle, at the Price here 
charged. 

Sworn to before me this 20th of November, 1771. 

Ent'd in Acco. TilOS. HART. 



A Provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Schaw & Servants 
for the 27th June, 1771. 9 Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



A provision Return for three officers for the 27th June, 1771. 3 
Rations. NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



Received of Matthew Jouet, on Account of the publick, Sixty 
Eight Rations for the Subsistence of my Company after they left 
Hillsborough on the late Expedition against the Insurgents. 
Given under mv hand, the third Day of August, 1771. 

DAVID HART. ' 
68 
8 



544 
f 45 4 
2 5 4 

N. B. This was on the return of the Troops home. 



The Publick of North Carolina To Robert Palmer, Secre- 
tary. 
Dec. 7th, 1771— 

To 514 Militia Commissions — Anson, 37; Bertie, 27; 
Cumherland, 30; Edgcomb, 40; Halifax, 43; Guil- 
ford, 49; Orange, 58; Tyrrell, 27; Brunswick, 15; 
Du])lin, 37; Granville, 37; Hertford, 33; Hyde, 15; 
Pasquotank, 39 ; Chowan, 27— at 5s. 4d £137 1 4 

To 8 Certificates of Returns of Members, at 7s 4 8 



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To a Commission to the Hon'le tlio (Council for Qualify- 
ing the Members of Assembly 5 4 

To 4 Writs of Elections, for Chowan, Bertie, Bute & 

Perquimons, at 5 s. 4(1 1 1 4 

To Summoning 7 Members to attend the Council for to 

renew (.'ivil Comm's, at 7d 4 8 

To the Printer's Bill 23 6 

To Summoning the Council Sundry Times, by the Gov- 
ernor's Orders 2 

To a Commission of the Peace & Dedimus for Craven . . 5 4 

To 7 Commissions for adding new Justices, Viz., Anson, 
Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Bute and Car- 

• teret, at 5s, 4d 1 J7 4 



£166 6 
WM. PALMER, Att'y for Rob't Palmer. 



NORTH CAROLINA— 55. 

At an Assembly held at New Bern in 

November and December, 1771. 
These May Certify that Charles Harrington, a Woundeil Soldier 

in Battle of AUamance against the Insurgents, was allowed 

the Sum of Twenty Pounds per Annum during the time he shall 
Continue disabled, and that the Public Treasurers for the time being 
or either of them pay him the same, provided he once a year produce 
a Certificate from the Inferior Court of the County where he resides 
that he still Continues diabled and is a proper object of Public 
Boimty, as P'r report of the Special (Committee for Settling and al- 
lowing the accoimts on the late Expedition, Concurreil with by the 
Governor, Council & Assembly. 

Test: JAS. GREEN, JUN., Clk. 



1771. The Publick of North Carolina to John Sasskr, Dr. 

To the Hire of a Petti auger & Provisicm for the men who 
were employed to carry Provisions & Stores from Dobbs 
to New Bern, on the return of the Army £ 2 18 

To the Waggons, Carts & Army passing over my Bridge 



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on tlieir March up the Country & returning, it being 

a Toll bridge 16 



Craven County — ss. £18 18 

John Sasser appearcul before me (one of the »Tustices of said 

(\>untj) and made oath that the above aec't is Just & true, & that 

he has received no satisfaction for any part thereof. 

JOHN SASSER. 
Sworn the 14th November, 1771, Before me. 

JOSEPH LEECH, J. P. 



Gent'n of His Majesty's Hon'ble Council : 

This House have Resolved that Robert Camj)bell, Deputy Adju- 
tant-General, be allowed fifteen pounds for Extra Services in the 
late Expedition against the Insurgents, and'desire your Honors' con- 
currence thereto. 

In the Assembly, 28d DecV, 1771. 

By order R'D C^ASWELL, Speaker. 

J. GREEN, J UN., Clk. 

In the Upper House, 23d December, 1771, concurred witli. 

By order THO. BURGWIN, Clk. 

Assented to: JO. MARTIN. 

Sent to Capt. Neale & Capt. McKinnie. 



(ientlemeu of His Majesty's Hon'ble C^ouncil : 

This Mouse have resolved that James Barzie be aUowed the sum of 
twenty-iive pounds for prepairing and fixing the artillery for the 
army, making Cartridges, Bags of Grape Shot for the swivel gims 
and Field Pieces ; That the Treasurers, or either of them, pay him 
the same and l)e allowed in their accounts wMth the Public, to which 
wo desire your Honors' Concurrence, 

In the Assembly 23d Decem., 1771. 

By order R'D (JASWELL, Speaker. 

J. GREEN, JUN., Clk. 

In the Upper House, 23rd Decem., 1771, concurred with. 

By order THO. BURGWIN, Clk. 

Assented to: JO. MARTIN. 

Sent to Capt Eaton & Mr. Sheppard, 



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Mb. Dahtl. Pbbgram, June., to Thomas Leach, Dr. 
May 10th, 1772— 
To Vizits at Different Times, Opening Dressing, Med. 
and Cureing your knee of a Gun shott Wound Jtec'd in 
his MajesV Service in the year 1771^ in the Battle 
fought at the Grate AUamance, the 16th day of ilay, 
Under the Command of his Excellency the Governor 

Tryon £22 10 

Bute County, Jan'y 22, 1773. 
This Day Came before me Thomas Leach, Surgeon, & made Oath 
to the above acc't to be Just & True. 

PHILEMON HAWKINS, J. P. 



Rec'd of John Walker, Comisary, for five Wagoners' provisions for 
thirteen Days, to tliis 6 Day of July, 1771. JOHN LOCK. 



The.Publick of Nobth Cabolina to John Tinnin, Dr. 
To 79 Days in the Government service with a waggon & 

four horses, 158 £69 6 

Sr. : Agreeable to your request, you have the amount of my acc't 
with the publick as above. I entered into the service on the 16th 
Day of April and came out the 3 July, Inclusive. I am, Sr., 

Y'r most obt Servt, 

JOHN TINNIN. 



NO. CAKOLINA — Beaufoet County — ss. 

October Term, 1772 — Present, His Majesty's Justices. 
Christopher Acklin appear'd in Court & Made it appear that he 
Besides in this County, and that he was in the Battle at Allimance 
ag't the Regulaters, & was then wounded. The Court having Care- 
fully Examined the said Christopher, find that He Still Continues 
Disabled and is a proper Object of Publick Bounty, and Certify the 
same to the Treasurer, or either of them, under the Hand of the 
Clerk of this County. W. Y. ORMOND, Clk. 

These may Certify that Christopher Acklin was allowed Twenty 
pounds P. Annum, provided he produces a Certificate from the lu- 
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ferior Court of the County where he Resides that he still Continues 
disabled and is a proper object of Public Bounty. 

1st March, 1773. JAS. GREEN, JUN., Clk of the Assembly. 



Beaufobt County — ss. . 

January Term, 1773. 
Charles Herrington, a Residenter in this County, is Crippled by 
being Shott in the Battle of Allemance, and Still Remains an Object 
of Publick Bounty, is therefore Recommended to the Treasurers or 
either of them to receive the Allowance as Due him. 

WY. ORMONDE. 

The above named Charles Herrington is allowed Twenty pounds 
P. Annum. Test: JAS. GREEN, Junr., Clk of Assembly. 

21 Feby., 1773. 

March 11th, 1773. Please to the above Allowance to Ab Ellison, 
his Receipt shall be your Discharge. 
To Rich. Cogdell, Esq., Treasurer. 



NORTH CAROLINx\— Craven County. 

New Bern, 19th March, 1774. 
John Clitherall, Jacob Blount & Richard Cogdell, Esquires, three 
of His Majesty's Justices for the County aforesaid. Moses GrifBn, 
who was wounded in the late Battle of Allamance, appeared before 
us, and being examined, appears to Continue disabled from gitting 
his Livelihood, and further say that he is a proper Object of Public 
Bounty. 

JOHN CLITHERALL. 
JACOB BLOUNT. 
R. COGDELL. 
To the Treasurer of the Southern or Northern District 



Rec'd 3 July, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, forty one shillings & 
Eight pence, pro. money, as part pay for Neale McCollister. wages 
as wagging to. his Excellency's Troops, as witness my hand. 

ANTHONY BALDWIN, 

Test: THOS. W. PEARSON. for Neial Mecolestor, 



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Rec'd 27 Juno, 1771, of Richard Blackledge, Conmiissary, the 
sum of Two Pounds Ten Shillings & 2d., procl. money, as part of my 
wages for waggining for his Excellency's Troops. 

Test: SOUTHY REW. ROBERT WILSON. 



Carteret. 

June Court, 1774. Present, His Majesties Justices. 
Agreeable to a Resolve of the General Assembly, Pased in the 
year Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-One to Allow the Wounded 
Soldiers a sallary, the Court orders as Follows: Charles Yeats, Twen- 
ty Pounds for the year Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-three ; also 
the same sum for the year Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-four; 
Like Wise unto Thomas Casa, fifteen Pounds for tlie same years as 
above, as they Still Remain Unable to Support them selves. Order 
That the Clerk Certify the same to the Assembly. 

ROBT. READ, C. S. C. 



'? 



NORTH CAROLINA— 55. 

At an Assembly held at New Bern tn 

November & December, 1771. 
These may Certify that William Fullerton & Charles Yeates, 
Woimded Soldiers in the Battle of Allamance, was allowed the Sum 
of Twenty pounds each P. Annum, and Thomas Carrely, also 
Wounded in the late Battle, the Sum of Fift(*en ])Ounds ])'r year; 
provided fihey once a year produce Certificates from the. Inferior 
Court in the County where they reside, that they still Continue dis- 
abled and are proper objects of Public Bounty. Concurred with by 
the Governor & Council by a Resolve of the House of Assembly. 

Test: J. GREEN, Jun., Clk. 



NORTH CAROLINA— Beaufort County. 
September Term, 1774. 
This is to Certify that Christopher Franklin a])poared in Court 
and made it appear that he was a soldier in the Battle of Allamance 
against the Regulators, & there Received a Wound ; the Court having 
carefully examined the same, find the said Christopher to be still 
an Object of Public Bounty, & recommend him to the treasurer ac- 
cordingly. JOHN rOWLER, Clk. C. 



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A provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Schaw and Serv- 
ants for the 3rd and 4th of July, 1771. 18 Rations. 

NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



A provision Return for General Waddell, Colo. Schaw and Serv- 
ants for the 3rd and 4th of July, 1771. 6 Rations. 

NEIL MacDUFFIE. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 

March Craven Inferior Court, 1776 — Present, his Majesty's Jus- 
tices. 

It was then ordered that Benjamin Clark, who was wounded in 
the Battle of AUamance, have a Certificate that it is the Opinion 
of this Court that he continue to be an Object of the Public Bounty, 
agreeable to a Resolve of the General Assembly. 

Copy. Test: CHRIS. NEALE, C. S. C. 



Thk Publick of North Carolina to Richard Blackledge, Com- 
missary, FOR SUNDRYS SUPPLYED & MoNEY PAID FOR TJIK USE 

OF THE Artillery under the Care of John Fulmorb, Ser- 
jeant, Dr. 

To 2 yds. Ozenbrigs for Baggs to feed the Artillery 

Horses in, @ Is. 8d £0 3 4 

To 3 Baggs to carry Com in for do. 18 

To 4% tallow to grease the Artillery Wheels, @ 7d 2 7% 

To 41/2 Bushels of Com from the Mill, @ 3d 13 6 

To 11/2 Do of Brand from do, @ Is. 4d. 2 

To 21^ Do of Com from Allen's for do, @ 2s. 8d 6 9 

To 1 Bl. of do from Rob't Toler's 15 

To mending one of the Artillery Carriages 10 

To mending of do at Moravian Town 1 18 



£5 9 21/2 
Rec'd ye above for ye use of the Artillery, 5th July, 1771. 

JOHN FULMOEE, Sergt 



Benjamin Few to Richard Blackledoe, Dr. 

June 25. To 2 Bushels Meale, @ 3s .£0 6 

July 3. To Cash Lent 1 10 8 



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RecM ye above as part of my wagers as wagginer to his Excellency 
Troops this 3 Day July, 1771. BENJ'N FEW. 



NOETH CAROLINA. 

This is to certify that at a meeting of the Committee for the 
County of Dobbs, on the 23d day of September, 1775, a Company 
of Minute men raised in the said Counly, whereof Jesse Cobb was 
Elected Captain, William Cobb, Lieutenant, and Richard Caswell, 
junior Ensign, was reviewed by the said Committee and by them 
the said Company was found 'to be Compleat with able and proper 
Men. 

Signed by Order & in behalf of the said Committee By 

JOHN SASSER, Chairman. 

No. 1. Ordered that Commissions issue. 



We, the underwritten Subscribers, do hereby acknowledge to 
have Received of Colo. Robert Harris, of the Granville Regiment of 
Militia, the Sum opposite our Proper names, in full for our Services 
in protecting the Public peace at Hillsborough in September, 1768. 

Lieu. Bullock to William Williams £3 12 0—12 Days 

P'r Wm. William, January Court, 1770. 

Benj. Wooloms, Serg't 2 8 — Do. 

Benj. Wooloms. 

Elijah Graves, CorpT 1 16 0— Do. 

Elijah Graves. 

Thos. Chiles, Do 1 16 0— Do. 

Paid Phil'mn Hawkins, by order. 
Wm. Hill 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid to W. Williams, by order. 

John Heatherson 1 4 — Do. 

John Heatherson. 

Whl Moore 1 4 — Do. 

William Moorb. 

Thos. Leach 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid Sam'l Henderson, by order. 

John Newton 1 4 — Do. 

John Nutin, April. 

Rieh'd Owen 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid CoLLO. Benton, 68. 



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John Horry 1 4 — Do. 

Paid by Collo. Benton. 

Thomas Sutton 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid by Collo. Benton, 19s. 9d. 
Nath'l Moss 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid the ballance to Mr. John Childs. 
Sam'l White 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid Tiios. Childs, by order. 
Feild Farrar 1 4 0— Do. 

Paid to Mr. John Childs. 
Zebedy Denis 1 4 0— Do. 

his 

Zebedy X Davis. 

mark. 

Granville County. 

The within Receipts was Proved by the Oath of Colo. Robert 
Harris to be Just and True. 

Sworn to before me, 21st November, 1770. 

SHERWOOD HARRIS, J. P. 



We, the underwritten Subscribers, do hereby Acknowledge to 
have received of Robert Harris, Colo, of the Granville regiment of 

Militia, the sums opposite our respective names, in full for our 
Services in protecting the publick peace at Hillsborough in Septem- 
ber last. March 24, 1769. 

Walker Vincent Harrison £1 4 — 12 days 

Vincent Harrison. 

Augustine Davis 1 4 — 12 days 

Augustine Davis. 

William Chumley 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

William X Chumbley, April 8, 1769. 

mark. 

William Cook 1 4 — 12 days 

his ^ 

Paid Phil Jackson, Wm. X Cook. 

mark. 

Tlichard Owin (A) 1 4 — 12 days 

James Johnston 1 4 — 12 days 

James Johnston. 



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Jeremiah Ward 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Jeb. X Wabd. 

mark. 

Richard Yancey 1 4 — 12 days 

RiOHARD Yancey. 

William Gill 1 4 0—12 days 

William Gill. 

John Storey (A) 1 4 — 12 days 

Thomas Sutton (A) 1 4 0—12 days 

Nathaniel Moss (A) 1 4 — 12 days 

Charles Mackleymore 1 4 — 12 days 

CUABLES MoLeMOBE. 

George Cox 1 4 — 12 days 

Geobge Cox. 

Thomas Bowdown (A) 1 4 — 12 days 

John Hopkins 1 4 — 12 days 

Thos. Bowdown. 

Samuel White (A) 1 4 0—12 days 

Feild Farror 1 4 — 12 days 

Thomas Gravin 1 4 — 12 days 

Paid, Thomas Gravin. 

George Minor 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

GsoBGS X MiNEB, paid. 

mark. 

Thomas Yancey , 1 4 — 12 days 

Thos. Yancey. 

Larkin Johnston 1 4 — 12 days 

Labkin Johnston. 

Hudson William Abbannon 1 4 — 12 days 

Paid. 

William Gilliam 1 4 — 12 days 

Wm. Gilliam, Junb. 

William Deshazer • 1 4 — 12 days 

Paid by order. 

John Matlock 1 4 — 12 days 

his ^ 

John X Medlock. 

mark. 

Samuel Matlock 1 4 — 12 days 

his ^ 

Samubl X Medlock. 

mark. 



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James Kennedy 1 4 — 12 days 

James Kenneday. 

Zebedee Dennis (A) 1 4 0—12 days 

Nicholas Matlock 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Nicholas X Medlock. 

mark. 

Henry Matlock 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Henry X Medlock. 

mark. 

James Stainback 1 4 — 12 days 

James Stainback. 

Geanville County. 

The within Receipts was proved by the Oath of Colo. Robt 
Harris to be just and True. 

7th October, 1769. Sworn before me, 

SHERWOOD HARRIS, J. P. 



We, the underwritten subscribers, do hereby acknowledge to have 
received of Robert Harris, Colo, of the Granville Regiment of Mil- 
itia, the sums opposite our respective names, in full for our Services 
in protecting the Publick peace at Hillsborough in September last 

Hudson Evan Ragland £1 4 — 12 days 

Evan Ragland, June. 

Stephen Maret 1 4 — 12 days 

Stephen Mabett, March 24th, 1769. 

James Johnston .1 4 — 12 days 

James Johnston. 
Stephen Tilly * 1 4 0—12 days 

his 

Stephen X Tilly. 

mark. 

William Hill (A) \ 1 4 0—12 days 

Edward Bond 1 4 — 12 days 

Edwaed Bond. 

John Heatherson (A) 1 4 — 12 days 

Benjamin Chiles (A) 1 4 — 12 days 

William Dodd 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Wm. X Dodd. 

mark. 



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John Harris '. ..... 1 4 0—12 days 

John Hassis. 

Joseph Williamson 1 4 — 12 days 

Joseph Wiuliamson. 

Kitteral — ^Avery Parham 1 4 — 12 days 

AvxBY Paaham. 

Charles Vandike 1 4 0—12 days 

his 

Chaklbs X Vandike. 

mark. 

Joseph Eenn 1 4 — 12 days 

Jos. Renn. 

Henry White 1 4 0—12 days 

Henby White. 

Peter Good 1 4 0—12 days 

his 

Pbtbb X Gk)OD. 

mark. 
John Russil 1 4 0—12 days 

hlB 

John X Russill.. 

mark. 

David Harris ,. 1 4 0—12 days 

David Habeis. 

William Ashley 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Wm. X Ashley. 

mark. 

John Patterson 1 4 — 12 days 

John Patteeson. 
Isaiah Phips 1 4 — 12 days 

Isaiah X Phips. 

mark. 

Miles Raley 1 4 0—12 days 

Miles Railey. 

John Hunt 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

John X Hunt. 

mark. 

Joseph Sanders ; . . 1 4 — 12 days 

Joseph Sandebs. 

John Oglive 1 4 — 12 days 

John Ogilvie, December 29, 1768. 



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Christian Peterson 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Christian X Peteeson. 

mark. 

Joseph Baxter 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Jos. X Baxter. 

mark. 

Dyer Cain 1 1 4 — 12 days 

John Saunders 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

John X Sanders. 

mark. 

George Reeves 1 4 — 12 days 

Georoe Reeves. 

Joseph Parish 1 4 — 12 days 

bis 

Joseph X Parrish. 

mark. 

Jacob Wooddle 1 4 — 12 days 

his 

Jacob X Woodill. 

mark. 

Valentine Perry 1 4 — 12 days 

Valentine Peary. 

£39 12 
Granville County. 

This day Came Robt. Harris before me, one of his Majesty^s Jus- 
tices of the Peace for Said County, and made Oath that he had paid 
the several persons who had Subscribed their names to the within 
Receipts* 

7th October, 1769. SHERWOOD HARRIS. 



Kitteral— William Little £1 4 0—12 days 

Wm. Little. 

Jonathan Reeves 1 4 — 12 days 

Jonathan Reeves, March 29th, 1769. 

Bullock — John Henderson 1 4 — 12 days 

John Henderson, Rec'd in full. 

Samuel Henderson 1 4 — 12 days 

Samuel Henderson, Junr. 

William Hargrove 1 4 — 12 days 

WiLLLUi HaROROPTS. 



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Jesse Sanders 1 4 

Jesse Sanbebs. 

Peter Gillum 1 4 

Pbteb GnxAM. 

Hadon Pryor 1 4 

Hadon Peyob. 

William Moor (A) 1 4 

Thomas Leech (A) 1 4 

Phillip Yancey 1 4 

Philip Yanoey Reabst. 

William Webb 1 4 

Wm. Webb. 

Thardus Reed 1 4 

Thaddeus Reed. 
Moses Overton 1 4 

Moses Ovebton. 
John Wallace 1 4 

his 

John X Wajllaoe. 

mark. 

Nathaniel Williams 1 4 

hl8 

Nath. X Williams. 

mark. 

Harness Rice 1 4 

hla 

Habness X Rice. 

mark. 

Thomas Rice 1 4 

Tiios. RiOE. 

John Rice 1 4 

John Rice. 

Edward Moore, Senr. (A) 1 4 

Edw. Mooee. 

James Litteral 1 4 

James Litteral. 

John Newton 1 4 

Edward Moore 1 4 

OteoTge Alston 1 4 

Geo. Alston, Rec'd in full. 
Robert Reed 1 4 

RoBEBT Reed. 

Geo. Alston & Co., by accompt 11 16 

Geo. Alston & Co., rec'd in full. 



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Bromfield Ridley 1 4 0—12 days 

Bbomfield Ridley. 
Stephen Jett 1 4 0—12 days 

Stephen Jett. 

A 35 Y. 

Gbanviijle County — 88. 

The within Receipts was proved by the Oath of Colo. Robt 
Harris to be just and True. 

7th October, 1769. Sworn to before me. 

SHERWOOD HARRIS, J. P. 



Beaufoet County. 

March Term, 1776 — Present, his Majesty's Justice. 
William Fullerton being a person who Received a wound at the 
Battle of AUamance, came into Court and was Examined. The 
Court still think him to be an Object of publick bounty, and Recom- 
mend him to the Assembly as such. 

Test: S. RESPASS, Jun., C. S. C. 



At an Inferior Court begun on 19th December, 1775, in Beau- 
fort County. 

Present: John Barron, Samuel Boutwill, Thos. Respass and Thos. 
Pearce, Esq. 

The Court having examined Charles Harrington, a person who at 
the Battle of Alamance Received a wound, and find him to be an Ob- 
ject of publick bounty, do recommend him as such to the General 
Assembly. 

True Copy. Test: THOS. RESPASS, Junr., C. S. C. 



A provision Return for the Anson Detachment for 1 Day, June 
27th, 1771. 

30 Rations 55w. Beef. 

30. 8AWL SNEAD. 



Brother : As arresting of the Cherokees in Chota ye 24th March, 
1787, we are glad to see you and give you a hearty wellcome. We 
have been looking for you a great while, to see if Nothing can be 
Done for us respecting our Lands. When you went away yon told 



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us that you Expected Colo. Hawkins from Congress Every Day; 
that he Was a good man and would do Something for us. But wc 
have heard Nothing from him yet We now hope you can tell us 
Some thing about him. 

We have held several treaties with the Americans, when Bounds 
was always fixt and fair promises always made that the white people 
Should not come over, but we always find that after a treaty they 
Settle much faster than before ; but when we treated with Congress 
we made no doubt but we should have Justice. 

We have been often told by people a great way off that we Should 
Set still till all our lands is Settled ; that the Americans only, ment 
to deceive us. We now begin to think it is true, tho Still hope that 
Congress will take pity on us and have their people Moved off our 
Lands. I have done for to day. I now want to hear what you have 
to say to us. We hope you will tell us all you have heard Since you 
left us, and give us your advice, as you Know all our concerns bet- 
ter than we do our Selves. A String of Bee^s. 

The above talk was Delivered by the Hanging Maw in publick Con- 
vention in Chota, ye 24 Mareh, 1787, to Joseph Martin. 

A True Copy. Test: RANDOLPH ADAMS. 

(Endorsement) 

INDIAN TALK. 

CORN TASSEL. 25 March, 1787. 



March ye 25th, 1787. 

A Tai^k Delivebed Colo. Joseph Mabtin by the Old Cobn 

Tassell. 

Brother: I was Very Glad to See you Yesterday, as I was in 
great Hopes that you would Bring Some Good News for us, as the 
Franklin people are Setling all our Lands ; but you inform us that 
Congress have not gone fully into our business yet, which we are 
Very Sorry to hear. You tell us you Saw Colo. Hawkins and that 
he has gone Back to Congress ; that you Expect he will do Something 
for us. We hope he will, as we all look on him to be a good man. 
John Woods was here Since you went away and wanted me to go 
with him to Congress, but I told him I wanted Nothing to Say to 
him; that you was Doing our busyness. We therefore hope You 
will write to Colo. Hawkins and all the Beloved men of Congress and 
let them know how we are used. You know our Situation and 



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Treatment Better than we can Express it, therefore, trust you to 
Write to all the beloved Men for us. I am now going to tell you Some 
News : The French at The Musell Shoals have Sent us Several Let- 
ters informing us that the English, French & Spaniards all, all 
Join'd against the Americans; that the Northward Indians & 
Creeks are to Strike this Spring. They want us to Join also. But 
I Remember your talks and will hold them fast, tho some of the 
Chickamogga people have Gone out to take Satisfaction for some 
of their friends Killed by the Kentucky people, which I fear will 
make great disturbance. I want to sett still till I hear from Congress, 
and as you Tell us not to go to the Spaniards, we will not go, tho 
they have sent Several times asking of Beeds. 

A True Copy. Test: RANDOLPH ADAMS. 



A True Copy of a foot Company of Soldiers Commanded by 
Captain William Whittfield. 

Aaron Smith, Leiuft 
Henry Goodman, Insig. 

Matthew Queney, Henry Deaver, Moses Prestcoat, Cons. Whitfield, 
Sei^. 



Jas. Manley. 
Moses Tillman. 
W^m. Webb. 
James Gardener. 
Thos. Jones. 
Wm. Jones, son. 
Michael Tillman. 
Aaron Tillman. 
Geo. Marshall. 
Jacob Taylor. 
Jas. Prevat 
Henry Roberds. 
Jno. Freeman. 
Lewis Sowel. 
Jas. L. Davis. 
Wendel Blither. 
Timothy Goodman. 
Wm. Cole. 
John Erven. 



Thos. Craddick. 
Richard Cox. 
Thos. Cox. 
Isdeas Cox. 
Thoa. Pettet. 
David Miles. 
Andrew Bass. 
Andw. Bass, Jun. 
John Beck. 
Jas Blunt. 
Elijah Caraway. 
W^m. Brown. 
Thos. English. 
Simons Addams. 
John Pettet. 
John Williams. 
Wm. Williams. 
John Kollet. 
Wm. Gradey. 



Wm. Lee. 
John Wouton. 
John Stanley. 
Joseph Wenkfeld. 
Rich'd Martain. 
Wm. Bryan. 
John Carrol, Sen'r. 
John Carrol, Jun'r. 
Joseph Benton. 
eTno. Blessington. 
John Bradey. 
Era's Benton. 
John Benton. 
Demsey Benton. 
Rich'd Bush. 
Wm. Roberts. 
Edw. Carter. 
Soloman Carter. 
Jno. Thompson. 



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Benj. Thompson. Thos. Mackoy. John Argoe. 

John Iledgijeth. 
Total Number, 62 Comon men. 

Tested: P'r AARON WOOD, Clk Camp. 
These are to Sertifye that the within Company of foot Soldiers 
is in very poor order for Wanting of one-third good Guns, also amn- 
niton and other accuterreyments that is Not to be had or purchased 
in our parts. WILL'M WHITFIELD. 



DlSBUBS£M£NT» MAI)£ ON ACCOUNT OF THE PuBLICK BY HIS EX- 
CELLENCY Governor Tryon's Orders. 

To Peter Smith £ 4 4 

To Jno. Court 2 

To ditto 2 

To Peter Smith 3 19 4 

To Mrs. Smith, by Mark Noble 3 3 4 

To Peter Smith ^ 1 4 

Tc Marshall, for 2 Sheep Skins 6 

To Mrs. Moore, for sewing Canvas • 2 

To Col. Leech, for sundries, as appears in Account. ... 28 6 

To Mr. Clear, for the hire of a Horse & Cart 8 days. . . 1 12 

To Gimblets and twine 3 4 

To Saunders, the Smith 29 16 8 

To Martin Worsley, for making and fixing Hoops to the 

Waggon 10 

To McAnslew, for padlocks & Gimblets 17 4 

To Saunders, the turner, for Heams, &c 2 11 3 

To Hobby, for Wheels and Carriages 33 4 

To Cleber, for Collars & Crupers 3 6 

To Will'm Hollens, on account for riding Express. .... 2 10 

To Richard Brown, for going Express to Granville .... 8 

To ditto, to Dobbs , 1 

To Levi Dawson, for ditto to Cape Fear 8 10 

To Jeremiah Horton, for going Express from Hillsbor- 
ough to New Bern 6 

To William Heath, for repairing a Fence for the Wag- 
goners' Horses 3 18 4 

To an Express from Hillsborough to Judge Henderson's 2 5 



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To Jaines Little, for making sundry tackling for car- 
riages 3 4 8 

To Thomas Setgreaves, for apprehending Husbands ... 500 

To McAuslen 8 

To Michael Debruht, for painting and Rub Carriages & 

Boxes 2 10 

To Joseph Taylor, for completing the Trench, &c 7 2 8 

To Saunders, for Ensign Staffs and Firmers 12 



£168 5 11 
RecM 25 April, 1771, of His Excellency William Tryon, Esquire, 
the Contents of the above Bill. JOHN HAWKS. 



A List of Men Belonging to Capt. Jacob Fabeow's Company, 

VizT. : 



Jacob Farrow, Cap'n. 
John Woods, Lieutenant 
Nicholas Lunn, Ensign. 
Christopher Oneal, Serjeant 
William Rollinson, Corpral. 
William Taylor, Clark. 
Joseph Midgett, Drummer. 
Adam Baimi, Serjeant 
Thomas Oneal. 
John Oneal, Jun. 
Thomas Midgett 
William Meekins. 
John Burras. 
John Bradley. 
Francis Peel. 

ftine Scarborough. 

James Williams. 
Joseph Williams. 
William Gray. 
Thomas Pew. 
Samuel Pain. 
Thomas Pain. 
Thomas Clustine. 



Stephen Bracks. 
William Harper. 
'Joseph Liun. 
John Baum. 
Benj. Tillet 
John Tillet 
Thos. Tillet 
Isaac Tillet 
Edmond Beechum. 
Benjamin Sikes. 
James Garret 
Tlobert Ewen. 
James Grant 
Marmaduke Savell. 
James Toller. 
Matthias Toller. 
Abel Sikes. 
John Ives. 
John Robertson. 
George Jones. 
Joseph Martyn. 
John Williams. 
Thos. Williams. 



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John Scarlx)rough. 
Samuel Stow, Sen'r. 
Samuel Stow, Jun'r. 
Thomas Stow. 
George Howard. 
William Howard. 
Joseph McCuing. 
John Scarborough, Jun. 
John Oneal, Serg. 
Francis RoUinson. 
George Scarborough. 
John Whidbey. 
Joseph Maskew. 
George Maskew. 
Henry Clark. 
Jacob Farrow, Jun. 
James Wahab. 
Hezekiah Farrow. 
John Farrow. 
Jabish Gennet 
Isaac Farrow. 
Joshua Walls. 
John Dowdy. 
Jacob Meekins. 
Thomas Rodwell. 
Cristopher Oneal. 
Jonathan Johnston. 
John Wescote. 
Elekoander Brown. 
James Justice. 
Isaac Justice. 
Caleb Toller. 
John Roberts. 
Luis Williams. 
George Gamewell. 
John Gamewell. 
John Paulmer. 
Soloman Asby. 

22—32 



Phillip Williams. 
John Burgess. 
Argil Esdil. 
Henry Wright. 
James Jfelly. 
Jienjamin Sanderson. 

Allen. 

Jones. 

Bogers. 

Edmoud Jones. 
Morris Baum. 
Peter Padrick. 
Simpson Doe. 
Soloman Ashbie. 
George Doe. 
Joseph Midgett. 
Wm. Daniel, Jno. 
Anthony Supel. 
Stephen Wescote. 
John Kenley. 
John Williams. 
Wm. Mann. 
Edward Mann. 
Spencer Rogers. 
Abner Brickhouse. 
Thos. Edbins. 
John Kelley. 
Morris Baum. 
James Grant. 
George Doe. 
Joseph Midgett. 
Joseph Midgett. 
Jonathan Johnston. 
John Palmer. 
Anthony Sapell. 
Edwd. Mann. 
Samj)son Doe. 
William Manq, 



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William Daniell. John Foulker. 

John Williams. John W^ascoat 

Peter Paddrick. S{>encer Rogers. 

Stephen Wescoat Jaeol) Farrow. 
Saml. Midgett. 



At an Inferior Court begun and held in Beaufort County, 

19tii December. 

Present, John Bon«en, Samuel Boiitwell, Thos. Pearce and Thos. 
Respess, Esqrs. 

The Court having examined Thos. Cil Patrick, a person who at the 
Battle of Alamance Received a wound, and finding him to be an 
Object of publick Bounty, do recommend him as such to the General 
Assembly. 

A True Coppy. THOS. RESPASS, Clk. 

I hereby certify that the within named Thos. Kilpatrick is al- 
lowed the sum of Twenty pounds per Annum. 

JAS. GREEN, JN., Clk. Assembly. 



These are to Certify that Bishop Swann Came before me, took the 
Oaths of Allegiance and Acknowledged himself duly enlisted In the 
Company of Artilery Commanded by Coll. James Moore, and that 
he had received forty Shillings, being l>ounty Allowed on that 
Service. 

4th Aprile,^1778. WM. PURVIANCE. 



These are to Certify that William Purcell and David Christie 
Came before me, took the Oath of Alegeance & Acknowledeg them 
Selves to be duly Enlisted in the Comp'y of Artilery Commanded 
by Coll. James Moore, and that they have received the Bounty al- 
low'd on the Service in which they are Enlisted. 

April 1st, 1771. JOHN ANCRUM, J. P. 



An account of Money Disbursed in consequence of a Resolve 
of the asskmbly im powering the governor to draw on 
TUE Treasury for £500 to oppose the designs of the In- 
surgents. 

To Greorge Ormsby, for Labour of 3 men 2 days each. .£ 16 
To Cap'n Barzey, for making Cartrages 3 



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To Mr. Iliulson, for making 6 Carriages 23 

To ilr. Sanders, for similar work to Co 19 10 2 

To David Ambrose, for self and Slave, 5 Days each. ... 1 B 8 

To Charles Maekum, 4 Days 10 8 

To Mitchell, f)!,/, Days 13 8 

To (hiffee, 7 Days 18 8 

To Ormshy, 7 Days (aj 3s.; his Negro, 5Vi> (a. 2s. 8d. . 1 14 8 

To Noble, 1 Day 3 

To Smith himself, 5 Days, 13s. 4d. ; David distil, 3 
Days, 8s. ; another white man, 3 Days, 8s. ; (.^ooking, 

10s. 8d 2 

To Mr. Cogdell, for Negro Hire 112 

To Cannon, 5 Days 13 4 

To Hugh Gavin, 4 Days 10 8 

To George Ormsby, 2 Days (a? 6s. ; his Slave, 2 days, 

5s. 4<1., and Mr. Wunford's negro, 3 days, 8s 19 4 

To Wm. Hatch, for meale 10 

To Marshall, for Beef 4 2 10 

To Captain Prichards 26 10 

To Colo. Leech 20 12 

To Capn. Sitgreaves 13 

To Smith, the Butcher, for Labour and Cooking 10 8 

To Cap'n Kooke. 2 Days' Negro Hire 5 4 

To George Ormsby, 3 Days self and Horse 110 

To Mr. Ellis, for Negro Hire 2 10* 8 

To Mr. Char, for Do 11 18 8 

To Mr. Blount 10 

Secret Service 5 

To Mr. Clitheral 4 2 8 

To David Ambrose, 2 Days 5 4 

To Mr. Bryan 7 19 6 

To Colo. Leech 29 4 

To Mr. Cogdell 24 

To Jacob Mason 5 

To John Litterel i 7 

To Henry Darnell 1 5 

To Coll. Leech 11 7 4 

To Mr. Cogdell, for Negro Hire 1 6 8 

To Mrs. Vaile, for Do, by Coll Leech, .,..,...,..., 1 12 



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To David Marshall 5 

To Mr. Brimage 

To Mr. Coor 1 

To Capn. Rooke 

To Capn. Richardson 7 

To Mr. Cornell 3 

To Mr. Clear 1 

To Mr. Ellis 4 

To Thos. Grindy 1 

To Toney 

To Mr. Palmer 1 

To Mr. Sharp 

To Mr. Cogdeirs Dina 

To Jeremiah Lof tin 1 

To Mr. Vines 

To Albert, one Day Labour 

To Sundry Labourers, for work on the trenches, as P'r 

account kept by Mr. Southier 157 8 

To the witnesses who came down to attend the Court of 

Oyer and Terminer, for their attendance 68 5 



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£500 
Rec'd 22 April, 1771, of His Excellency, William Trv^on, Esquire, 
The Contents of the above Account. JOHN HAWKS. 



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RECORD OF SALISBURY COURT OF OYER, &C., MARCH, 

1777. 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA— Salisbury District. 

At a Court of Sessions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer and 
General Gaol Delivery, begun and held at Salisbury, in and for the 
District of Salisbury, on the First Day of March, in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven Hundred and seventy-seven. Before the 
Honorable Samuel Spencer, Esquire, one of the Judges duly com- 
missioned, authorized and impowered by Ordinance of C^ongress to 
hold said Court 

Silence being commanded 'and the State's Commission publicly 
read, Samuel Spencer, Esquire, therein nominated one of the judges 
for holding a Court of Oyer in said District, took the Oath prescribed 
by Law for the Qaulification of public Officers, an Oath of Office, and 
took his seat 

The Court appointed Adlai Osbom, Clerk of this Court, and said 
Adlai came into Court and took the Oath prescribed by law and en- 
tered on the Execution of his Appointment 

The Court appointed Waightsville Avery, Esq., Attorney to pros- 
ecute on Behalf of the State for this District, who qualified accord- 
ing to Law. The Sheriffs of the several Counties in said District, 
being called, returned the following Venire, viz. : 



FOR BOWAN COUNTY. 



1 James Smith. 

2 John Dickey. 

3 Robert King. 

4 John Johnston. 

6 Morgan Bryan, Sen. 
6 Matthew Locke. 



7 James McCulloch. 

8 Robert Moore. 

9 John Connally. 

10 Christopher Bateman. 

11 Charles McDowell. 

12 Francis McCorkle. 



FOR ANSON COUNTY. 



1 Charles Medlock. 

2 William Loftin. 

3 Daniel Bankston. 



4 George Lee. 

5 William Coleston. 

6 Edward Lilly. 

7 Drury Ledbetter. 



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FOR GUILFORD COUNTY. 



1 Edward Sharp. 

2 William Spruce. 

3 John Blair, Senr. 



4 George Kimmins. 

5 Benjamin Sterrett 

6 R<)l)ert Donnall, Senr. 

7 John Gilchrist 



FOR TRYON COUNTY. 



1 George Lamkin, Senr. 

2 William Cronakle. 

3 John Hill. 

4 James McFadden. 



5 John Hoyle. 

() Richard Singletxm. 

7 John Stanford. 

8 Jacob Castner. 



FOR SURREY COUNTY. 



1 James Meredith. 

2 John Deathridge. 

3 James Hampton. 



4 William Wooldridge. 

5 Giles Hedspeth. 
V) Moses Baker. 

7 Thomas Point Dexter. 



FOR MECKLENBURG COUNTY. 



1 John Ford. 

2 Matthew Steward. 

3 Archibald White. 



4 Sam'l Knox. 

5 William McCulloch. 
H John King. 

7 James Barr. 



The Court appointed the following 

1 Matthew Locke, Foreman. 10 

2 James Smith. 11 

3 John Dickey. 12 

4 Robert King. 13 

5 Robert Moore. 14 

6 (Christopher Bateman. 15 

7 John Lamkin. 16 

8 Jacob (.^astner. 17 

9 Charles Medlock. 18 

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Grand Jury, Viz.: 
James McFaddon. 
James Meredith. 
James Hampton. 
Giles IIe<lspeth. 
Thomas Point Dexter. 
John Blair. 
George Kimmons. 
John Ford. 
Matthew Steward. 
James Barr. 



James Hewitt, Constable to attend the Jury. 
Then the Honorable Court adjourned till Tomorrow 10 o'clock, 
March 4th. 



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March 4tl:i. 

The Court met according to adjoumment. Joseph McDowell, 
Shadrich Inman, Abednego Imnan, David McPeters, Charles Mc- 
Peters, David Nelson, Zephania ('rooke, Isaiah liose, charged with 
having signed a certain Petition to Josiah Martin, injurious to the 
Independence of this State, and kMng examined touching the Pre- 
mises, it appeared to this County that the above named persons were 
not guilty of signing or sending said Petition, and being required by 
the Court, they and each of diem took an Oath of allegiance to this 
State and were discharged. 

Several Indictments i-eturned by the Grand Jury, as per Docket 
sequent. Then the Court adjourned till Tomorrow 10 o'clock. 

March 5th. 

The Court met according to Adjournment Melchior Tarr, John 
Rose, Jolm Shuford, Sen'r, Martin Sliuford, Jim., and Daniel Wise, 
charged with having signed and encouraged the sending a certain 
Petition to Josias Martin, Injurious to the Independence of this 
State, and other Misdemeanors against this State, which Misde- 
meanors being confessed by the Parties above named, they severally 
prayed the Benefit of the Governor's Proclamation dated Jan'y 1^ 
1777, pardoning certain Offences against the State therein named 
and committed l)efore the date of the said Proclamation, the Offend- 
ers or Perpetrators of the Crimes therein recite<l surrendering within 
Twenty Days from the Date of said Proclamation. It is adjudged 
by this Court that the aforesaid Melchior Tarr, tFohn Rose, John 
Shuford, Senr., John Shuford, Junr., Martin Shuford and Daniel 
Wise are within said Proclamation, and having taken the Oath 
therein prescribed, they were discharged, first having given Security 
for their Good Behavior and preservation of the Peace. Vide Docket 
of Recognizance sequent 

James W^illiams, Esquire, came into Court and took the Oath pre- 
scribed for the Qualification of Publick Officers and an Oath of 
Office as a Lawyer of this State. 

Be it remembered, tliat upon Oath of Matthew Locke, James 
Smith, John Dickey, Robert King, Robert Moore, Christopher 
Beeckman, George Lamkin, Jacob Castner, (^harles Medlock, 
James McFaddon, James Meredith, James Ilamton, Giles Iledspeth, 
Thomas Pointdexter, John Blair, George Kimmans, John Ford, 



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Matthew Steward and Jamos Barr, good and lawful men of the 
District of Salisbury aforesaid, here sworn and charged to enquire 
for the State of North Caroling for the Body of said District, it is 
presented in Alanner and Form as follows, That is to say: 

Salisbury District. 
The Jurors for the State of North Carolina, upon their Oath, 
present that Patrick English, late of the Parish of St. Luke, in the 
County of Rowan, Labourer within the District of Salisbury, on the 
Thirtieth Day of January, in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
seven Hundred and seventy-seven, with Force and Arms, at the 
Parish aforesaid, in the County aforesaid, one Gelding of a sorrel 
Colour, of the price of ten Pounds Sterling, of the proper Goods and 
(/battels of Richard Graham, tlien and there found, feloniously did 
steal, take and lead away, against the Dignity, peace and good Gov- 
ernment of the said State ; And the said Patrick English, being in 
C'ustody of Galbraith Falls, Esquire, SheriflF of the County of Rowan, 
within tlie said District, in whose (Custody in the publick Gaol of the 
District aforesaid, for the Clause aforesaid, the said Patrick had 
been before cx)mmitted, l)eing brought to the Bar here in his proper 
Person, is committed to the said Sheriff, and fortli with concerning 
the Premises in the said Indictment above specified, and charged on 
him as above, being askeil in what Alanner he would be tried thereon, 
lie, the said Patrick English, saith that he is not guilty thereof, and 
concerning this for good and ill, he puts himself upon his Country. 
Therefore, let the Jury thereupon imme<liatedy cx>me l)efore the Hon- 
orable Sam'l Spencer, Esq., Judge, (commissioned as aforesaid, who 
are of no Affinity to the said Patrick English, to recx)gnize upon their 
Oaths whether the said Patrick English be guilty of the Felony afore- 
said or not. And the Jurors of tlie said Jury, by the said Sheriff to 
this Matter impannelled and returned (to-wit) : Alexander Erwin, 
Joseph Cunningham, Peter Mill, Sam'l Knox, William Moore, Ed- 
ward McGuin^, John Iloyle, Rol)ert Donnall, John Olephant, John 
McConnall, John Sloan and Samuel Templeton, l)eing called, come, 
who, l)eing chosen, tried and sworn to speak tlie Truth of and con- 
cerning Premises aforesaid, say, upon their Oath, that the said 
Patrick English is guilty of the Felony in the Indictment specified, 
charged upon him a})ove, in Manner and Form as by the said Indict- 
ment above against him is supposed, and that he at the time of com- 
mitting the said Felony, or at any time since, had no goods or Chat- 



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tela, Lands or Tenements to the Knowledge of the said Jurors. And 
upon this it is required by the Court here of the said Patrick English 
if he hath or Knows any thing to say for himself why the Court here 
ought not to proceed to Judgment and Execution concerning him 
upKjn the said Verdict; who says nothing besides what at first he had 
said. Whereupon, all and singular the premises being seen and un- 
derstood by the Court here, it is considered by the Court Jiere that 
the said Patrick English be taken from the Place from whence he 
came and from thence to the Place of Execution, and there to be 
hanged by the Neck until he is Dead. Ordered by the (Jourt that the 
Sheriff of Kowan County put the above Sentence in Execution on 
Monday, the 10th Inst, between the J I ours of 10 oVlock in the fore 
noon and 10 o'clock in the afternoon, and that the Posse of said 
county guard at the Execution. 

Be it remembered, that upon the Oath of Matthew Locke, James 
Smith, John Dickey, iiobert King, liobert Moore, Christopher 
Beeckman, George Lamkin, Jacob Castner, Charles Medlock, Jame.s 
McFaddon, James Meredith, James Hampton, Giles Hedspeth, 
Thomas Pointdexter John Blair, George Kimmous, John Ford, 
Matthew Steward and Janios Barr, good and lawful men of the Dis- 
trict of Salisbury aforesaid, have sworn and charged to enquire for 
the State of J^orth Carolina for the Body ot the District aforesaid. 
It is presented in Manner and Form as followeth, that is to say: 

Salisbury District — Jurors for the State of North Carolina, 
upon their Oatli present that William Anderson, late of Unity Parish 
in the County of Guilford, within the District of Salisbury, Laborer, 
on the twenty-eighth Day of February, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, at the Parish aforesaid, 
in the County aforesaid, one hundred Dollars of the Bills of Credit 
of the said State of the proper goods and chattels of David Lowe, 
of the Value of twenty Pounds sterling, then and there found, with 
Force and Arms feloniously did steal, take and carry away, against 
the Dignity, Peace and good Government of the said Stnte. And 
the said William Anderson, l)eing in (histody of Galbraitli Falls, 
Esque., Sheriff of the ('ounty of Rowan, within the said District 
(in whose Custotly), in the public Gaol of said District, for the 
Cause aforesaid, he had l)een before conmiitted, being brought to the 
Bar here in his proper Person, is committed to the said Sheriff, and 
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specified and charged on him as above, being asked in what manner 
he would be tried thereon, the said William Anderson saith that he is 
not guilty thereof, and concerning this for good and ill he puts 
himself upon his (Vmntry; tJierefore let the Jury thereupon immedi- 
ately come before the said Samuel Si)encer, Esqr., Judge, commis- 
sioned as aforesaid, and who are of no affinity to the said William 
Anderson, to recognize upon their Oaths whether the said William 
Anderson be guilty of the Felony or not; and tlie Jurors of the said 
Jury by the said Sheriff impannelled and returned to tliis Matter 
(to wit) John Oliphant, Leonard Carr, Samuel Templeton, John 
Sloan, James (/athey, William Moore, Edwanl Sharpe, John Hoyle, 
James McCulloch, Joseph (hmningham, Edward McGuire and Har- 
mon Butnor, being called, come, who, being chosen, tried and sworn 
to speak the Truth of and concerning the premises aforesaid, say 
upon their Oath that the said William Anderson is guilty of the Fel- 
ony aforesaid, in tlie indictment specified, charged upon him above in 
manner and form as by the said Indictment above against him is sup- 
posed; and that he at tlie Time of Committing tlie Felony had no 
goods or chattels, Lands or Tenements to the Knowledge of the said 
Jurors; and upon this it is required by the (Jourt here of the said 
William Anderson, if he hath or knows anything to say for himself 
why the Court here ought not to proc^eed to Judgment and Execution 
concerning him upon the said Verdict, who prays his Clergy; where- 
upon all and singular the Premises being seen and understood by 
the ('Ourt here, it is considered by the Court here that the said Wil- 
liam Anderson shall have Benefit of Clergy and that he be forthwith 
publickly branded on the Ball of the Thumb of the left Hand with 
the Letter T. Be it remembered that the said William Anderson, af- 
ter the above sentence was executed was remanded to Gaol with all 
Fees paid, and said William took an Oath of Insolvency and was 
discharged. 

Then this Honorable Court adjourned till Tomorrow, 10 o'clock. 

March 6th. 
The Court met according to adjournment. Samuel Bright being 
brought before this C^ourt to answer to a charge of having committed 
sundry Misdemeanors against the State by encouraging the Enemies 
of said State. The said Samuel took tlie Benefit of the Governor's 
Proclamation before mentioned and took the Oath therein prescribed 
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Be it remembered, tliat upon the Oath of Matthew Locke, James 
Smith, John Dickey, Robert King, Robert Moore, Christopher 
Beekman, George Lamkin, Jacob Castner, Charles Medlock, James 
McFaddon. James Meredith, James llaniton, Giles Iledspeth, 
Thomas Pointdexter, John Blair, George Kimmons, John Ford, Mat- 
thew Steward and James Barr, good and lawful men of the District 
of Salisbury aforesaid, here sworn and charged to inquire, for the 
State of North Carolina for the Body of the District of Salisbury 
aforesaid, it is presented in Form and Manner as followeth, that is 
to say: 

Salisbury District, to-wit: The Jurors for the State of North 
Carolina, upon their Oath present. That Hugh Patton, late of Unity 
Parish, in the County of Guilford, within the District of Salisbury, 
Blacksmith, on the twenty-ninth Day of October, in the Year of our 
J^ord one Thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, with Force and 
Arms, at the Parish aforesaid, in the County and District aforesaid, 
in the Dwelling House of one Thomas Alexander, the re situate, in and 
upon the said Thomas Alexander, then and there being in the Peace 
of God and of the said State, feloniously did make an assault, and 
him, the said Thomas Alexander, in bodily Fear and Danger of his 
Life, in the said Dwelling House, then and there did feloniously did 
put and one Rifle Gim of the Value of one pound sterling of the 
Goods and (^battels of the said Tliomas Alexander from the Person 
and against the Will of the said Thomas, in the dwelling aforesaid, 
then and there violently and feloniously did steal, take and carry 
away, against the Dignity, Peace and good Government of the State. 
And the said Hugh Patton, being in Custody of Galbraith Falls, 
Esqr., Sheriff of the County of Rowan, within the said District of 
Salisbury (in whose Custody), in the public Gaol of said District, 
he had been before committed, being brought to the Bar in his proper 
Person, is coimnitted to the said Sheriff, and forthwith, concerning 
the Premises in the said Indictment above specified, and charged 
on him as above, being asked in what manner he w( uld he tryed 
thereon, the said Hugh Patton saith, That he is not guilty thereof, 
and concerning this, for good and ill, he puts himself upon his 
Country. Therefore, let the Jury thereupon immediately come be- 
fore the said Samuel Spencer, Esq., Judge, commissioned as afore- 
said, and who are of no Affinity to the said Hugh Patton, to recog- 
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And the Jurors of the said Jury, by the said Sheriff to this Matter 
iinpannelled and returned, to-wit: Richard Graham, John Hoyle, 
liobert Donuall, Edward Sharpe, Samuel Knox, Benjamin Robe- 
son, Griffith Rutherford, John Graham, Leonard Carr, Hugh Mont- 
gomery, James Cathey and William Spruce, being called, come, who, 
being tried, chosen and sworn to speak the Truth of and concerning 
the Premises aforesaid, say upon their Oath, That the said Hugh 
Patton is guilty of the felony and Robbery aforesaid, in the Indict- 
ment specified, charged upon him above in manner and Form as by 
the said Indictment above against him is supposed; and that he at 
the time of committing the said Felony had no goods or Chattels, 
Lands or Tenements, or at any time since, to the Knowledge of the 
said Jury; and upon this it is required by the Court here of the said 
Hugh Patton if he hatli or knows any thing to say for himself why 
the Court here ought not to proceed to Judgment and Execution 
concerning him upon the said Verdict; who says not besides what at 
first he had said ; Whereupon, all and singular the Premises being 
seen and understood by the Court here, it is considered by the Court 
here that the said Hugh Patton be taken from the Place from whence 
ho came and from thence to the Place of Execution and there to be 
hanged by the neck till he be dead. Ordered by the Court that the 
Sheriff of Rowan County put this sentence in Execution on Monday, 
the 10th Inst, between the Hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 
1 o'clock in the Afternoon, and the Posse of the said County guard 
at the Execution. 

Be it remembered, that upon the Oath of Matthew Locke, James 
Smitli, John Dictey, Robert King, Robert Moore, Christopher Beeck- 
man, George Lamkin, Jacob Castner, Charles Medlock, James Mc- 
Faddon, James Meredith, James Hamton, Giles Hed'speth, Thomas 
Pointd^ter, John Blair, George Kimmons, John Ford, Matthew 
Steward and James Barr, good and lawful Men of the District of Sal- 
isbury aforesaid, here, sw^om and charged to enquire for the State of 
North Carolina for the Body of the District aforesaid. It is presented 
in Manner and Form as followeth, that is to say : 

Salisbury District: The Jurors for the State of North Caro- 
lina, upon tlieir Oaths, present That Samuel Jones, late of the Par- 
ish of Saint Jude, in the County of Surrey, within the District of 
Salisbury, Labourer, on the twenty Eighth Day of January, in the 
Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, 



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with Force and Arms, at the parish aforesaid, in the County afore- 
said, in the dwelling house of Malchom Curry, there situate, in and 
upon the said Malchom Curry, in the Peace of God and the said 
State, then and there being feloniously, did make an Assault and 
him, the said Malchum Curry, in bodily Fear and Danger of liis 
life, did put, and one Rifle Gun of the Value of forty Shillings ster- 
ling of the Goods and chattels of the said Malcluim Curry from the 
Person and against the Will of the said Malchum Curry, in the 
dwelling House aforesaid, then and there violently and feloniously 
did steal, take and carry away, against the Dignity, Peace and good 
Government of the said State. And the said Samuel Jones, being 
in the Custody of Gallbraith Falls, Esq., Sheriff of the County of 
Rowan, within said District, in whose Custody in the Gaol of the 
District aforesaid, for the Cause aforesaid, he had been before com- 
mitted, being brought to the Bar here in his proper Person, is com- 
mitted to the said Sheriff and forth with concerning the premises in 
said Indictment above specified and charged on him as above, being 
asked in what Manner he would be tried thereon, the said Samuel 
Jones said that he is not guilty thereof, and concerning this for good 
and ill he puts himself upon his Country; therefore, let the Jury 
thereupon immediately come before the Judge commissioned as 
aforesaid here, and who are of no affinity to the said Samuel Jones, 
to recognize upon their Oaths whether the said Samuel Jones l)e 
guilty of the Felony and Robbery aforesaid or not And the Jurors 
of the said Jury, by the said Sheriff to this Matter impannelled and 
returned, to-wit: James Cathey, Benjamin Robeson, James McCnl- 
loch, David Smith, Alexander Erwin, Leonard Carr, Samuel Knox, 
John Hoyle, John Lewis, William Spruce, Richard Graham and 
William Nesbutt, being called, come, who, being chosen, tried and 
sworn to speak the Truth of and concerning the premises aforesaid, 
say upon their Oath that the said Samuel Jones is Guilty of the 
Felony and Robbery afoi-esaid, in the Indictment specified, charged 
upon him above in Manner and Form as by said Indictment above 
against him is supposed, and that he at the time of Committing the 
sfiid Felony, or at any time since, had no Goods or Chattels, Lands 
or Tenements, to the knowledge of the said Jurors. And upon this, 
it is required by the Court here of the said Samuel Jones if he hath 
or knows any Thing to say for himself why the Court here ought 
not to proceed to Judgment and Execution concerning him upon the 



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said Verdict; who says nothing beside what at first he had said; 
whereupon, all and singular the premises being seen and understood 
by the Court here, it is considered by the (\)urt here that the said 
Samuel Jones he taken from tlie place from whence he came and 
thence to the place of Execution and there he hanged by the neck 
till he l)e dead. Ordered by the Court here that the SheriflF of Rowan 
put this Sentence in Execution on the 16th Day of April next, be- 
tween the Hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 1 o'clock in the 
affel-noon, and that the Posse of the said County Guard the Execu- 
tion. 

Then this Honorable Court adjourned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock. 

March 7. 

The Court met according to adjournment. Several Indictments 
returned in Court by the Grand Jury, which were filed, as will ap- 
pear by the Docket sequent. Sundry Recognizances taken in open 
Court, as per Docket sequent. 

Be it remembered, that upon the Oath of Matthew Locke, James 
Smith, John Dickey, Robert King, Robert Moore, Christopher Beeck- 
man, George Lamkin, Jacob Castner, Charles Medlock, James Mc- 
Faddon, James Meredith, James Hamton, Giles Hedsjx^th, Thomas 
Pointdexter, John Blair, George Kimmons, JY)hn Ford, ^Matthew 
Steward and James Barr, good and law^ful men of the District of 
Salisbury aforesaid, here sworn and charged to inquire for the 
State of North Carolina for the Body of the District aforesaid, it is 
presented in Manner and Form as followeth, that is to say : 

Salisbury District (to-wit) : The Jurors for the State of North 
Carolina, upcm their Oath, Present that Jacob Odom, late of Unity 
Parish, in the (Vninty of Guilford, within the District of Salisbury, 
Labourer, on the thirtieth Day of January, in the Year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, with Force and Arms, 
at the Parish aforesaid, in the County and District aforesaid, in the 
dwelling Hou^e of (me William Bell, there situate, in and upon the 
said William Bell, in the Peace of God and the said State, then and 
there being feloniously, did make an Assault, and him, the said Wil- 
liam Bell, in Inxlily Fear and Danger of his Life, in said dwelling 
House feloniously did put, and one smooth bore Gun of the Value 
of ten Shillings sterling, of the Goods and Chattels of the said Wil- 
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Bell, in the dwelling House aforesaid, violently and feloniouslv did 
steal, take and carry away, against the Dignity, peace and good Gov- 
ernment of the said State; Whereupon cometh the said Jacob Oduiu, 
under the (histody of Galhraith Falls, SheriflF of the County of 
Rowan, within the District of Salisbury (in whose (^istody), in the 
Gaol of the district aforesaid, the said Jacob Odoni, for the C'ause 
aforesaid had been before committed, l)eing brought t<) the Barr here 
in his proper person, is committed to the said Sheriff, and forthwith 
concerning the premises in the said Indictment al>ove specified, and 
charged on him as above, being asked in what Manner he would be 
tried thereon, the said fFacob Odom saith that he is not Guilty thereof 
and concerning this for good or ill he puts himself u])on his Country, 
therefore, let the Jury thereupon immediately come before the Judge 
commissioned as aforesaid, who are of no affinity to the said Jacob 
Odom, to recognize ui)on their Oaths whether the said Jacob Odom 
be guilty of the Felony and Robbery aforesaid or not. And the 
Jurors of the said Jury, by the Sheriff to this Matter impannelled 
and returned (to-wit) : Robert Doannall, William White, Peter 
Miall, William Spruce, Nicholas Welch, John Iloyle, Dagoman, 
Michael Brown, David Nesbett, Edward Sharpe, Josia Rounsevill 
and John McConnall, being called, come, who, l)eing chosen, tried 
and sworn to speak the Truth of and concerning the Premises afore- 
said, say upon their Oath, that the said Jacob Odom was guilty of the 
Felony and Robbery charged in the Indictment on the twentyieth 
Day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and seventy five, and not on the thirtieth Day of January in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, as 
charged in the Indictment above specified, and the said Jacob Odom 
produced here in Court a Charter of pard(m of all felonies and Rob- 
beries committed before the twenty-Fourth Day of July, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-Five, 
under the Hand of Josiah Martin, then Governor of this State, and 
under the Great Seal of this State. And the Premises being fully 
seen and understood by the Court here, it is considered by the (^ourt 
here that the Pardon above s])ecified doth com])rehend and cover The 
Felony and Robbery found by the Verdict of the Jury aforesaid. 
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Docket of Indictments Ketukned into the Court by the 
Grand Jury This Term. 

1. The State vs. Patrick English, Ilorse Stealing. Prisoner ar- 
raigned and plead Not Guilty. Vide Record ante. 

2. The State vs. John Brunts, Assault Charged and submitted 
to the (/ourt Fined Twenty Shillings. 

8. The State vs. William Anderscm, G. Lar. Prisoner arraigned 
and plead Not Guilty. Vide Record ante. 

4. The State vs. Jas. Alexander, Trespass. Not a True Bill. 

5. The Same vs. The Same. Trespass. True Bill. Ordered by 
the Court that a Capias issue to bring said Jas. answer next Court, 
iss'd. 

6. The State vs. Hugh Pattou, Robbery in a dwelling House. 
Prisoner arraigned and pleads Not Guilty. Vide Record ante. 

7. The State vs. The Same, Robbery. Prisoner's arraigned and 
pleads Not Guilty. 

8. The State vs. The Same, Robbery. Prisoner arraigned and 
Pleads Not Guilty. 

\). The State vs. Nicholas Welch, Misdemeanor. Charged and 
submitted to the Mercy of the Court Fined £3 on this and the fol- 
lowing Indt 

10. The State vs. The Same, Misdemeanor. Charged and sub- 
mitted. 

11. The St^te vs. Wm. Coyle & Samuel Jones, Robbery in a 
dwelling House. Samuel Jones arraigned and plead Not Guilty. 
\'^ide Record ante. Let a (^apias issued Coile. 

12. The State vs. The Same, Robbery. Jones arraigned and 
pleads Not Guilty. Let a Capias issued Coile. 

1*3. The State vs. Joseph Smith, Misdemeanor. Charged and 
submitted to the mercy of the Court Fined £2. 

14. The State vs. Jos. Smith & Brothers, Misdemeanor. Nol 
Pros, entered by direction of the Court 

The State vs. John Beverly, Jesse Beverly, Robbery. John Bev- 
erly arraigned and pleads not Guilty. Recommitted. 

The State vs. Francis Uedrick, Peter Garner, Barnet Young, 
Michael Young, Adam Lewis, George Burkhart, Gasper Hysler, RevS- 
cued. All charged, plead guilty and submit to the Court Fines as 
follows: Francis Hedrick, £3; Peter Gamer, £2; Bamet Young, 



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£5 ; Michael Young, 10s. ; Adam Lewis, 10s. ; George Burkhart, 10s. ; 
Gasper Hysler, £5. 

The State vs. William Brandon, Assault. Charged and pleads 
Not Guilty. 

The State vs. The Same, Trespass. Charged and pleads Xot 
.Guilty. 

The State vs. The Same, Trespass. Xot a true Bill. 

Fines paid in (^ourt and deposited in the Hands of the Honorable 
Samuel Spencer, Esqr., received of — 

John Brunts £ 1 

Nicholas Welch 2 

Joseph Smith 2 

Francis Hedrick 3 

Peter Gamer 2 

Barret Young 5 

Michael Young 10 

Adam Lewis 10 

George Burkhart 10 

Gasper Hysler 5 

£21 10 
The above is a Record of the Proceedings of the Court of Oyer 
held for Salisbury District, March 3rd, 1777. 

AD. OSBORXE, C. C. 



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1775-1789. 



JOSEPH llEWES TO SAM. JOHNSTON. 



Philadelphia, 4th June, 1775. 

Dear Sir: I wrote to you a long letter by Captain Gillis, and 
would make this much longer if I were at lil)erty to mention the 
business taken up by the Congi*ess, but that I advise you I could not 
do till the injunction of secrecy was taken oiF. They have much be- 
fore them, & altho necessity urges that they should promptly deter- 
mine matters they proceed very slowly. I wish to God that you were 
here, that I might advise with on some matters of great importance. 
You talked of coming this way early in the summer. God grant that 
you do it, & soon. I could say a thousand things to you in my 
chamber that T dare not put upon pa])er. I am exceedingly uneasy 
& so are my Colleagues. 1 do not think we are doing anytliing but 
what necessity will Justifie, but I fear we shall be obliged to promise 
for our Colony much more than it will perform, perhaps more than 
it is able to bear. A\Tien a country loses its trade, when its ports are 
all shut up and all exportation ceases, will there be virtue enough 
found in that country to bear heavy taxes with patience ? Suppose 
a country under such circumstances was to raise an army, how 
is it to be paid ? Suppose the exigencies of that country should de- 
mand one million sterling per annum, how is it to be raised ? How 
made? how sunk? Perhaps I may be able to guess at it a year 
hence. It has been often proposed by some of our members out of 
doors to adjourn to Hartford or New Haven, in Connecticut, to be 
near the seat of action, but some of the Southern gentlemen have 
not yet given their consent, nor do T think they ever will. Hooper 
& myself are willing. I should be pleased with the change ; it would 
afford me an opj)ortunity of visiting the camps of the American 
Army near Boston, which I want much to see. 

My compliments to Mr. Iredell and the ladies of his family. I am, 
with much esteem. Dr. Sir, Your very Hum. Serv., 

JOSEPH HEWES. 

It will be absolutely necessary to have a provincial convention im- 
niediately after we return, and I think Mr. Harvey may appoint 

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some day in Au^i^ist for their meeting. An express should be sent 
to every county with letters to some of the most popular men that are 
friendly to our cause, and great care sliould be taken to have as full 
representation as possible. Some matters will be laid before them 
that will require the utmost exertions of every friend to American 
Liberty amongst you. 
4 June, 1775. 



JOSEPH HEWES TO SAMUEL JOHNSTON. 



Philadelpjiia, 6th Jan'y, 1776. 
Dear Sir: 

I wrote to you two days ago by the Ministers of the Gospel who are 
sent by order of Congress to the Western parts of North Carolina 
where some of the inhabitants we are told are pursuing measures hos- 
tile to the friends of America. They are endeavoring to prevail 
on those people by reason & argument, to become active in support 
of those rights & privileges which belong to them in common with 
the rest of America. I hope their well meant endeavors will be 
useful to our province. 

In your favor of the 6th of Nov., the only one T have rec'd from 
you, I observe the plan you adopted to get arms & atnmunition and 
your wish that the general association had not been infringed. I 
have often wished the same thing. The Congress having adopted 
and pursued a similar mode and on a much larger scale, however, 
altho' we have not yet reaped much advantage from it, I have altered 
my mind on that subject and am now perfectly reconciled to it, from 
a conviction that our utmost efforts in every way will barely fumisli 
us with sufficient quantities of those necessary articles. 

Some of the zealous City Politicians, are alarmed at the arrival 
of a Lord Drummond, who came to towTi a few days ago. It seems 
he is the son of the Earl of Perth, has lived several years in New 
York Government, is possessed of a landed estate in New Jersey, 
went to England in Nov., 1774, came out in a Man of War to Boston 
in Aug, last, from thence on the same conveyance soon after to New 
York, had he left the title of Lord behind him, he might have walked 
the streets of this City a long time unnoticed, now the eyes of all are 
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pany I am told he says he was several months in London and fre- 
quently in Co. with Lord North, that the Ministry are heartily tired 
of the controversy between Great Brittain and the Colonies, but 
the pride of the people of England will not suffer them relax, he 
thinks the matter might be easily settled if America would consent 
to give a very small sum annually, so as to save appearances, England 
would repeal all the obnoxious Acts, and give up more than we ask. 
He says Lord North was astonished at the union and strength of the 
Colonies; declared he did not think it was possible for such things 
to be done and that he had no idea of such resistance. 

Some people think this Lord is employed to make overtures to the 
Congress, others imagine he is only to sound some of the leading 
members and endeavor to find out the whole scope, designs and views 
of the Congress, certain it is he has had private conferences with 
several characters of the first distinction among us, T don't find he 
has yet closeted any of the Wise Men of the East, however, I am not 
certain of it My indisposition has kept me from Congress two days 
past, in which time I have seen very few members. 

A report this day prevails in town that by some late advices lec'd 
to the Eastward from England the Ministry are determined to send 
a large army to America early in the Spring and land them in this 
province, in order to subdue it at all events, considering it the most 
active in the present Rebellion. This like many other reports, the 
talk of the day, wants confirmation, tho' all accounts agree, except 
what comes from the Lord above mentioned that administration 
will make one grand effort in the Spring to subdue the Colonies, 
therefore it becomes necessary for us to provide for the event. Our 
establishment at present stands thus: 
1 Regiment now raising in Georgia, 



3 

2 
6 
1 

7 

2 

4 

26 

1 



" South Carolina, 

" North Caro., already raised, 

" Virginia, 

" Delaware Counties, 

" Pennsylvania, including 1 Reg. of 

Riflemen, now at Cambridge. 
" New Jersey, 
" New York, 

" Eastern Government at Boston, 
of Canadians. 



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Some of these are already in Canada and more must be sent 
To this strength you may add twice the number of Regiments of 
well regulated Militia. 

Dr. Sir, Your most obedient Ser., 

JOSEPH HEWES. 
Sam. Johnston, Esqr. 



FROM JOSEPH HEWES TO SAMUEL JOHNSTON. 



Philadelphia, 16th May, 1776. 
Dear Sir: 

I have had the honour to receive your several favors of the 10th, 
13th, 15th & 17th ultimo, enclosing Sundry Resolutions of your 
Congress. I took the earliest opportunity to lay these papers before 
Congress, and have now the pleasure to inform you they have taken 
your Six R^ments into Continental Service, appointed Nicholas 
Long, Esq., deputy quarter master general, with the Rank of Colo- 
nel and ordered twelve field pieces to be procured & sent to you, also 
three tons of powder, six chests of medicine and one hundred weight 
of Bark. I urged the necessity of taking your light horse into the 
service, but could not prevail on them to do it^ no Colonies having 
been yet allowed to raise any on Continental pay. It is said they 
are very expensive troops and of little use in this contest. I am in- 
formed a Company or two were raised in Soutih! Carolina, but being 
found on experience to be too expensive the Horses were discharged 
and the men turned into the Ranks of Foot Regiments. I had it not 
in charge from you to make application for any Powder or Medi- 
cines, but apprehending they would be wanted, I took the liberty to 
apply for them. Thp three tons of Powder in 25 bbls. went off yes- 
terday in three waggons for Halifax. The Medicine wU be sent off 
next week. I hope this matter will meet the approbation of your 
Congress, and should you want drums, colours, shoes, stockings and 
blankets for your Soldiers I believe some might be procured here. 
Cannon fit for field pieces cannot be purchased at any price. Be- 
fore the Resolution passed Congress to procure & send cannon, or I 
had received your orders, I had done my utmost to get them. T had 
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pounders, which mil do either for field pieces or ship guns. They 
are not yet done, nor can I say when they will. I can only say that 
nothing on my part shall be wanted to get them soon as possible. I 
send you inclosed the Commissions for the field officers of the Six 
Regiments and for Col. Long. The Resolutions of Congress respect 
the several matters before mentioned, also a resolution that passed 
yesterday, together with sundry other papers, newspapers, etc.^ etc. 

My endeavors to get a few muskets for your troops have hitherto 
been fruitless. It is impossible to procure any here at this time, many 
of tlie continental troops in this City and in New York are witliout 
any. We are greatly distressed on that account Some of our ves- 
sels have returned without any, some have brought a few, a very few, 
and several that were expected with a considerable quantity are miss- 
ing, su])posed to be taken by our enemies. Every effort is exerted 
to get them made in these Colonies, but this source falls exceedingly 
short of our demands. However, we have some vessels out that may 
be expected about this time and we hope they will arrive safe with a 
seasonable supply. 

A few days ago thirteen Row Gallies, built at tilie e^ense of this 
province, each carrying one 18-pounder, attacked the Roebuck & Li'^- 
erpool Men of War in the River about twenty miles below and obliged 
them to return to the Ca})es in a shattered condition. It is thought 
if they had been fully supplied with powder and ball they would 
have destroyed tliose ships. The boats expended in the engagement 
about four tons of powder. Th^ report of this day is, that the ships 
are gone from the Cai)es, either to Halifax or Virginia, to repair 
the damage they rec'd in this action. JO. II EWES. 

To Samuel Johnston, Esq. 



SAM. JOHNSTON TO JAMES IREDELL. 



Halifax, 2 May, 1776. 
Dear Sir: Affairs here have taken a turn within a few days past, 
All Ideas of forming a permanent constitution are at this time laid 
aside. It is now proposed for tlie present to establish a Council to 
sit constantly, &' Coimty Committees to sit at certain fixed Periods, 
but nothing is concluded. We find it necessary to emit a very large 
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gives me more concern than any thing else, & yet it seems imavoid- 
able. You can easily see the evils attending this measure. 

I am pretty well this morning & have leave to be absent from the 
service of the House in order to prepare my publick accounts for a 
settlement Allen Jones, Vice-President I heard from my family 
yesterday. They were all well. Oifer my love and compliments 
where due, and believe me, Dear Sir, your affectionate brother and 
humble Servant, SAM. JOHNSTOxW 

James Iredell, Esqr., at Edenton. 



DR. THOMAS BURKE TO GOV. CASWELL. 



17 June, 1777. 
Dear Sir: Sometime ago Congress resolvetl to appoint Two 
Brigadiers for our State, and agreeable to Instructions we nomi- 
nated Cols. Sumner and Clarke. Yesterday Cols. Sumner and IIo- 
gun were chosen by Ballots, the choice of the lattor gentleman not 
being pursuant to the Instructions, the Design of this Letter is to 
account for it; and if you please may lay it before the Assembly. 
After the nomination of Cols* Sumner and Clarke, Mr. Hill and 
myself, who lodge together, was informed by a Gentleman who came 
immediately through the Army, that the Deviati<m from tlie Line 
of Seniority of Rank, in the intended promotion of Col. Clarke, gave 
great uneasiness that it was considered by officers of every Corps, a.s 
a Violence to military Rank and Honor, and by all resisted. Re- 
flecting that this matter of military Rank had given great uneasi- 
ness, and occasioned great Embarrassment to Congress, and that it 
had been for sometime settled, and no deviation made from it, ex- 
cept when some Officer had been fortimately distinguishied in some 
Jlxtraordinary Enterprise (a Case which is always admitted as an 
exception to the General Rules) , and that it would not be prudent or 
Just to woimd a set of men in a point which they hold so tender, who 
are so useful to their Coimtry, and have ventured and suffered so 
much for their fellow Citizens, with no prospect of Emolument pe- 
culiar to them; and reflecting also that lihe Officers of our Troops 
must be reduced to the necessity of resigning or remaining in the 
Army as Men degraded, and of course despised ; a Situation the 
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as they do not deserve to be placed, so their Country do not wish 
them to be. Reflecting, I say, Sir, on these circumstances, Mr. Hill 
and myself concluded that it would be for the General Good that 
the promotion should take place according to tfie rank of our Line, 
and that the State, if well informed, would so far countermand their 
Instructions, Being concluded, however, by our Instructions, wo 
would not presume to nominate or vote for any but such as we had in 
Command, we deemed it incumbent, however, upon us, in. order to 
preserve that Character for Candor and Integrity which we very high- 
ly value, and which we deem necessary, for preserving a due weight 
to the representation of the State, and particularly in order to pre- 
vent on the State the Imputations of partial Injustice, and of in- 
volving the Congress in difficulties with respect to the Army, we 
deemed it incumbent on us to inform Congress, before they pro- 
ceeded to baUot, how the Rank of our Line stood, and what occas- 
ioned the Instructions, we commimicated our Ideas to Mr. Penn, and 
he concurred with us. Accordingly, Sir, I laid the matter fairly 
before Congress, and immediately thereon Col. Hogun was put in 
Nomination, but not by any of us. Mr. Penn endeavored to support 
the Nomination made under our Instructions, which I confess I did 
not I told Congress that if I were to make a Choice from my per- 
sonal Inclination, it should be Col. Clarke, but I thought all such 
Considerations should give place to public Utility; That I was ap- 
prehensive the choice of him would induce a very great Inconven- 
ience in our present Circiimstances, and I ventured to give it as my 
opinion that the State would not decide any Thing which might 
have suohj Effect. I lamented the Misfortune of Col. Clarke in hav- 
ing been restrained by superior Command at Gormantown, which 
prevented his having an opportunity of obtaining Distinction; that 
even this misfortune had given a preference to Col. Hogun, who 
had on that Action behaved with distinguished intrepidity; that 
upon the whole, tho' I must vote for Col. Clarke, because I was so 
instructed, I could not be so uncandid as to say he had the best 
pretensions. In all the Sentiments I delivered, I was happy to find 
Mr. Hill concurred with me; nor indeed do I know that Mr. Penn 
differed. He chiefly insisted on his Instructions, and the violence 
done Col. Clarke's feelings, in refusing him a promotion which ho 
hacl been so long expected for him. Mr. Hill and I, for whom only 
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are persuaded we have done what our Constituents would have done if 
present ; but should we be so unhappy as to have our conduct disap- 
proved, we must lament the Dilemma in which we were placed, and 
which made it impossible to us to gratify ourselves by supporting 
our Instructions, and at the same time preserve a due regard for the 
public Service' and for the character of upright Integrity, which is 
very dear to every honest man, and especially necessary to every 
Magistrate among free People. I have the honor to be, &c., 

THOS. BURKE. 



COL. McKENZIE'S LETTER AND RETURN OF DRAFT. 



Per Express, New Bern, June 9tL 
His Excellency, Abner Nash, Esq. 

Honorable Sir : Finding my former Draught on the Treasury in- 
adequate to the Exigencies of this County on the present Occasion, 
Am imdor the necessity to address your Excellency for a Warrant 
for the further Sum of sixteen himdred Pounds, and have inclosed 
my Bond for that purpose. Also have inclosed a List of the Drafti* 
of Volunteers raised in this Coimty for the present Expedition. I 
am in want of a Dozen blank Militia Commissions, one Sheriff's. 

I am, with tJie highest Esteem, Your Excellency's most Obedient 
Servant, KENNETH McKENZIE. 

Martin Co., June 4th, 1780. 



GOV. THOMAS JEFFERSON TO GOVERNOR NASH. 



Richmond, July 17th, 1780. 
Sir: I have the honor of enclosing to you a Rf*:^lution of tlie 
General Assembly of Virginia on the claims to lands \. Ithin thQ 
neighborhood of the boundary lately nm between our States, and to 
ask tlie favour of you to transmit to the Speaker of the House of 
Delegates of your State the inclosed letter containing another Copy 
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I am, with every sentiment of esteem and respect, Your Excel- 
lency's most obedient Sen^ant, THOMAS JEFFERSON. 



COL. RICHARD COGDELL TO GOV. NASH. 



Post Office New Bern^ 15th Aug., 1780. 
Sir : I received the inclosed and Papers for your Excellency since 
you left us. The Flag of Truce, Capt. Neale, is arrived, in care of 
some Virginia Officer and Mr. Clem Nash. Also a Flag from Provi- 
dence, witli Capt McConnel and about 30 prisoners. 15 or there- 
about New England men have entered on board the Privateer Nash, 
and very Lucky for Stanley, as work Hands. My Compliments, 
which Mrs. Cogdell desires to join to Mrs. Nash, you'll please to pre- 
sent From, Sir, Your Obedient Servant, R. COGDELL. 

Much depends on tlie wisdom of the Assembly and mudh is ex- 
pected of them in their exertions to save their sinking Country. 
Specie Current is now 100 to 150 prices, on the Species 1775, in 
all articles imported and otherwise. Com £100 per Bbl, Meal £20 
per bushel, Beef £48 per poimd. Mutton £4 pounds per lb, and every 
thing in proportion. A String of Fish which used to cost 12d. is now 
1920d., or 20 Dollars. What a horrible prospect this exhibits. The 
Country people will not take more for fowls. Excuse my troubling 
you witih. this. R. C. 

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RETURN OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA PRISON- 
ERS OF WAR WHO WERE WOUNDED ON THE 
lOTU AND 18TH OF AUG., 1780, AT CAMDEN. 



Gen'l Rutherford. 

Major Parker, dead of his wound. 

Harris. 

Edwards, died of small pox. 

Trice, died. 

Macon. 

Lt Smith, died of his wounds. 

PBIVATES. 
OF COL. DIXON's REg't. 

Thomas Weeks, 
Dan'l Bloodworth, 
Thos. Dobbin, 
Cl!ador Ilarrol, 
Jas. Ervin, 
Woodard Tucker, 
Sam'l Bowden, 
Wni. AVright, 
Thoft. Clarke, 
Wm. Powell, 
Zach WillianLson, 
Eman'l Bowser, 
John Adkinson, 
Enofi Ewer, 
Eli Crocket, 
Jos. Ray, 
Chas. Whitkers, 
Zaa Gallop, 
Jordan Harral, 
Glen Smith, 
Sam'l Amol, 
Dan'l Spiby, 
J. Bird, 
Janet Boyce, 
Jon. Allen, 
Francis Brackey. 



Jacob Cole, 
Swain Davis, 
Woxel Perry, 
Ebenezer, 
J. Wallace, 
Jos. Sebum, 
Burrel Wliittington, 
Jno. Mason, 
Geo. Harper. 

collier's req't. 
Thos. Bellsire, 
Robt. Bumside, 
Barney Lains, 
Thos. Bellmot, 
Muloch Haston, 
Wm. West 

Alexander's reg't. 
Jno. McLaughlin, 
Jno. Blecker Ider, 
Richd. Caine, 
Rob. Walker, 
Jno. Patterson, 
Aug. Bowman, 
Dan. Btimside, 
Jas. Day, 
George Croersaft,- 
Wm. Jones. 

Armstrong's uEri'T. 
Jno. Davis, 
Mill Gids, 
Jas. Raston, 
Simeon Southern, 
Elias Pea. 



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RETURN OF NORTH CAROLINA MTLITIA WHO WERE 
TAKEN PRISONERS ON THE 16 AUG, 1780. 



1 Brigadier, 156 Rank and File. 

1 Col. Taken on the 18th of Aug. : 

1 Lt Col. 1 Lt Col. 

1 Major, 3 Captains, 

6 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 
4 Lieut's, 2 Ensigns, 

1 Aid de Camp, 1 Commissary, 

2 Commissaries, 1 Sergeant, 

2 Sergt Majors, 98 Rank and File. 

7 Soi^eants, 

3 Corporals, 294 

To this List tho commissary had added one Wilson, a Surgeon, 
who had been with Qen'l Rutherford's Brigade, and submitted 
some days after tlie Battle. 



PROCLAMATION FOR LAYING AN EMBARGO OF 30 
DAYS, OF THE 26TH AUGUST, 1780. 



State of NoETir Cabolina. 
By His Excellency, Abner Nash, Esquire, Goovemor, Captain Gen- 
eral and Commander in Chief in and over the said State, 

A Proclamation. 

Whereas, the exportation of Provisions and spirituous liquors 
from this State will be attended with manifest injury to the United 
States, by supplying the Enemy and rendering it difficult for the 
Public Agents and Contractors to procure supplies for the Army, 
especially when an invasion is meditated against this State, I have 
therefore thought fit, by and Avith the advice of the council of State, 
to issue this, my Proclamation, for lajdng an Embargo on Provisions 
and spirituous liquors, ani 1 do hereby lay an Embargo, viz., on all 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Wheat, Flour, Com, Indian Meal, Rice, Pease, 



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and every other kind of grain or provision, and all spirituous liquors 
for the space of thirty days from the date hereof. And I do hereby 
strictly prohibit all Mariners, Masters and Commanders of vessels 
and all other Persons whatsoever within this State, from loadinjjj 
on Board any vessel for Exportation and from exporting all or any 
of the above Species of Provisions and Liquors by land or water 
from the date hereof, during the term aforesaid, as all such Mariners, 
Masters and commanders of Vessels, and all such other Persons 
whatsoever shall answer for the contrary at their peril. And I do 
hereby strictly charge and command all Naval Officers and otliers 
in their respective departments, to exert their best endeavours to 
the end that this Embargo be strictly observed. 

Given under my hand and Seal and the Great Seal of State, at 
Ilillsboro, this Twenty-sixth day of Aug., Anno Domini 1780, in 
the 5th year of our Independence. 



FRANCIS PRICE TO GOV. NASII. 



His Excellency, Abner Nash, Esq., Hillsborough. 
Favored by Wm. Hooper, Esq. 

Wilmington, Sept. 1st, 1780, 
Sir: Tho' you must at this period be emergeil in Public Busi- 
ness, I flatter myself you will readily pardon my Intrusion. 

My little Nephew, Rigdon Pindar, has heard of his Mother and 
her family being in Charlestown, and seems very anxious to be with 
his Parents, as he has not arrived to an age to enable to form any 
Political Sentiments, and knowing the feelings of boys at his time 
of Life, I am emboldened to solicit your Excellency to grant hinj 
permission to go in the first Flag that may go from Newborn, or al- 
low him to go by Land. 

Fully assured that your Excellendy will plainly see that I have 
no other motive in this Application than to get a Youth under his 
Parents' Government, I subscribe myself 

Your Excellency's very obedient Servant, 
__ FRANCIS BRICE. 

Mr. Francis Brice's letter of the Ist September rec'd the 10th 
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R. BIGNALL TO GOV. ALEX. MARTIN. 



Taebobougii, Oct 10th, 1781. 
His Excellency, Alexander Martin, Esquire, Governor, &c,, &e. 
By express. 
Sir: I am just informed of the Arrival of a little Schooner at 
New Bern from Martinique with 570 French Muskette and 1,000 
lbs. Gun Powder. The Marquis of Bretigney had arrived at Mar- 
tinique before this little Sdhooner left it, and taught the Owner to 
believe that he might obtain two half Joes in Gold for each 
Muskett as soon as he should arrive in Carolina, but from what he 
has heard of the Scarcity of Gold in this Country, I am told he will 
bai-ter tliem for Tobacco, for which Purpose I am going down to 
morrow and expect to purchase, biit how they will be paid for T know- 
not, but make no manner of Doubt that your Excellency will see 
that my Contract is complied with, 1 have not near as much To- 
bacxjo in my Hands as will pay for them, and should that be given 
for Arms I shall have no Stock left to carry on TrS,de with, and wo 
owe some considerable Debts. The 7th September his Excellency 
Gov Burke wrote me that he w-as impowered by Act of Assembly to 
purchase, borrow, or impress Tobacco for the Purpose of procuring 
Arms and military Stores, and requested me to purchase all of those 
Articles I could and that he would see that my promises should be 
complied wdth; also to impress all the Tobacco at this Warehouse, 
at Washington and wherever else I could discover any. 1 accord- 
ingly wrote his Excellency informing him the quantity of Tobacco 
at this Place and to whom it belonged, but did not impress it as I 
knew it could not be got away for want of water in the River which 
is still the cajse ; but I know it will be sent away as soon as Possible 
and should your Excellency find it absolutely necessary that this 
Tobacco should be impressed the sooner the better. Here is upwards 
of 100 hhds. besides w^hat I have in my hands as Commissioner of 
Trade ; but this disagreeable task of impressing I must re<juest Your 
Excellency will not be put on me. Indeed I think it may be done 
with more propriety by some otlier Person, as it is probable I may 
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impresses it Should I purchase, those Arms and Gun Powder I 
will immediately inform you of the Contract 
I am with due Esteem, 

Your Excellency's most obedient Servt, 

R. BIGNALL. 

Should Governor Martin not be at Bute Old Court House, I be;r 
this may be sent him immediately. R. BIGNALL. 



GEN. ROBT. HOWE TO GOV. ABNER NASH. 



Camp at Rockaway^ New Jersey^ 23rd October, 1780. 
Dear Sir: 

Your stubborn silence to two Letters which upon my honor I have 
written you, had determined me to write you no more, but the Com- 
mand of the Southern army having been given to my friend Gcnl. 
Greene induces me to retract a Resolve (which to own the Truth was 
painful to myself) and to introduce him to you as every way worthy 
of your Respect and Attention. His appointment to Command in the 
South is a Circumstance as pleasing to me as I am certain it will be 
serviceable to Carolina, for I think I may venture to pledge myself 
to the State that Gen'l Greene will deserve success whether he obtains 
it or not The Means however my Dear Sir, should be given him, 
or nothing can be expected even from him. The deserved Tnfluenci? 
you have both> personally and officially will I doubt not be exerted to 
support him both in the Cabinet and the Field. The Occasion will be 
emergent, for you will most assuredly be formidably attacked and 
your very existence as a State depends upon your utmost Efforts and 
Strenuous Endeavors and every thought of Expence should be least 
in the Importance of the Object It will be essential to the general 
and to the common Cause to have the most Minute Information of 
the Situation of our Country, its resources, its Strength, the Temper 
of the People in general, the characters of private and public Influ- 
ence, and the general and particular Affections of the people in every 
County, as to our Cause, all these. Dear Sir, you can give him, and 
by which you will benefit service and do justice to a Man from whom 
you have as much to expect as from almost any Man living if you 
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my Country in this her time of exigence, but devoted to Duty as I 
am, I have no option and must live as I am ordered. My time as 
I have some Letters to write admits of no addition, except my warm- 
est Wishes for the happiness of your self and family, which be 
assured is truly interesting to Dear Sir, 

Your Excellency's sincere Friend and most obdt servt., 

ROBT. HOWE. 
Genl. Howe's letter Favored by Genl. Greene. 



MR. MALMEDY TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. NASH. 

HiLLSBORO, October 28, 1780. 
Ilis Excellency Governor Nash, 

Sib: I did myself the honor of acquainting you from Philadel- 
phia with my design to return speedily to the Southern Army and 
the Expectation I had to be favoured with the Command of Militia 
Light Jlorse, whicih; your Excellency had been so obliging as to prom- 
ise me if some were ordered in the Field. I arrived here two days 
ago and as yet it did not appear to me that the gentlemen of the 
Board had received any instructions concerning it I intreat you 
would be pleased to informe me of your dispositions. I set off this 
Day to join General Smallwood^ I will wait there for your answer. 
You are knowing Sir^ at my earnest desire to be active but I do not 
request any command if it is not satisfactory to your Excellency and 
the community. Your Excellency may discern the sole motive I have 
in continuing and returning to this department, that (torn out) 
Military consideration; that in order to have (torn out) would lead 
me to my object if (torn out) an injustice of complacency that my 
services might be useful and agreeable to the Public is the single 
re<t)mmendation I am anxious of. 

I have the honor to be Sir, respectfully. 

Your most obt very humble servt., 
MALMEDY. 



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REPORT OF COUNCIL OF WAR TO GOV. NASH. 



Camp at Nobfleet Mills, Nov. 4th, 1780. 
His Excellency Abner Nash, Esq., Governor, &c., &c., &c. 

Sib : At Council of War held this Day at headquarters at which 
all the Field Officers of the camp assisted, the Council among other 
things took into consideration the conduct of Col. James Blount of 
the County of Chowan, and are unanimously of opinion that as he 
formerly resigned his command to Genl. Gregory and for some time 
refused and Desisted to act as Colonel of the said County, he ought 
not to resume it at pleasure, and that his Attempting so to do 
is Injurious to those who have steadily persevered in their Duty and 
ought therefore to take rank of one who has often if not always Neg- . 
lected to do his. We therefore, beg your Excellency will take this 
Matter under your Consideration and Comply with the request made 
by Col. Blount to Grenl. Gregory by appointing some otlier person 
Colo, of the County of Chowan in his Room. 

We are Sir, Your Excellency's most obedient Servants, 

" THOMAS BENBURY, B. G., 
THOMAS HARVEY, Col., 
LAW BAKER, Col. 

Thomas Hunter, S. M. 

(The rest of names torn out) 



NoBTH Cabolina, IN CoNOBESs, Nov. 10th, 1780. 

The Board of Admiralty to whom was referred a Letter of the 
1st from the Minister 6f France setting forth the several Incon- 
veniences resulting from the abuse the British make of Papers or 
Observances they take in American Prizes, delivered in a Regprt, 
whereupon, 

Resolved, That it be and hereby is recommended to the Governor 
or Presidents of the several States, who grant Commissions for Pri- 
vate Vessels of War, that on the back of the Commission there be 
inserted a minute description of the Persons of the Captain and his 
Lieutenant, with their Age, Stature, Complexion, &c., respectively 
certified by the Grovemor or president under bis Seal of Office. 
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That where Commissions commonly called Letters of Marque and 
reprisals are granted to armed vessels going on Mercantile Voyages 
the Master and his chief Mate be required to undersign their Observ- 
ances in the presence of the Naval Officer of the Port who is also 
to insert on the back of the Observance a minute Description of the 
persons of the Master and his Mate with their Age, Stature, Com- 
plexion, &c, respectively, and to certify the same under his Signature 
and Seal of Office. 

Extract from the Minutes. 

Chas. Thompson^ Sec 



DR. HUGH WILLIAMSON TO HON. THOMAS BENBURY, 
ESQUIRE, SPEAKER OF THE COMMONS. 



House of Assembly, Edenton, December 1st, 1780. 
Sir: After the Battle of the 16th of August as soon as I over- 
took Genl. Caswell he gave me a Flag to return to tlie Enemies' Lines 
for the relief of our wounded. I was also instructed to ask for a 
return of the Prisoners. This Return I have made to the present 
Commanding Officer but as the Public may be desirous to know the 
State of those brave Men who bled on that Memorable Day. I shall 
take the Liberty to mention such Facts as seem most interesting. I 
wish I could say tliat our Loss after the Battle either by wounds or 
sickness was inconsiderable, but wo laboured under many difficulties. 
It was our misfortune that the Countenance we showed immediately 
after the Battle, was not calculated for Commanding that Respect 
which is due to an Army of the United States. The Enemy was 
disposed to neglect us, and a victory which they greatly overrated, 
did not seem to increase their Humanity ; for Eight or Ten days after 
th^ Battle our People suffered under great neglect. After the bit- 
terest Complaints and most urgent importimity our supplies became 
more liberal; We were also weak in Medical Help. Our Militia 
Surgeons disappeared after the Battle and the Commander in Chief 
• had not yet turned his attention to the wounded Prisoners. It hap- 
pened that one of the Continental Surgeons fell into the hands of 
the Enemy. It may be supposed that with his Assistance, tho' he 
was indefatigable, I found it impossible to give the desired help to 
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Weeks we were happily re-iiiforced by Doctor Jolmson, a Senior Sur- 
geon of great Skill and Humanity in the Continental Service. In- 
closed is a List of the wounded Militia also the only return I could 
get of the Prisoners in general, it is not satisfactory, for the Coni- 
ifiissary of Prisoners, one Booth Boote whose character did not appear 
to be diversified by a single Virtue would never do any Thing that 
might prove acceptable to us. The Number of the Wounded brought 
into Campden from the Actions of the 16th and 18th of Aug. was 
240. Of this number 162 were Continental Troops, 12 were South 
Carolina Militia, 3 were of the Virginia Militia, and 63 were of 
tlio Militia of this State of whom the List is Inclosed. On the 7th 
of Sept, 18 of our Militia having recovered from their Wounds were 
sent to Charlestown, 9 of the Militia having recovered, made their 
escape at different times, and 10 of tliem remained in Cambden on 
the T3th of Oct. chiefly well. We had the misfortune tx> loose Five 
privates who died by their wounds, 9 by the Small Pox, 1 by a pu- 
trid Fever and four by the Flux. Two officers died by their Wounds 
and 2 by the Small Pox. It will be obser\^ed that we paid a heavy 
Tribute to the Small Pox. However, we have the Comfort to recol- 
lect, that having formed the most alarming apprehensions from that 
disease, no means in our power which were admitted by which we 
might shew or palliate its dangerous Effects. The British Camp 
generally contains the Seeds of the Small Pox. It had been in Camb- 
den sometime. We were not suffered even to inoculate those men 
whose wounds would admit of that operation with safety. Lord Com- 
wallis shewed much displeasure at the Inoculation of an Officer who 
had a alight woimd and was quartered apart in a private house. De- 
si roi s rhat some of our Surgeons might be permitted to inoculate the 
Prisoners who were sent to Charlestown, I made an application to his 
Lordship on that subject, and received the inclose<l Answer from 
which nothing could be expected. Immediately after that I «was 
called to see two of the Inhabitants of South Carolina who were sick 
in Prison. They had the Small Pox in a Small Room wnth 17 
others, State Prisoners, who were yet to take it. I A\Tote Lord Corn- 
wallis on so pressing a Tryal of Humanity; Stated the Case fully 
Mnd assured his Lordship that Confinement in such a room, putricent 
as the Atmosphere then w^as, must be followe<l ])y Death equally cer- 
tain as immediate executions. The two sick Men were enlarged but 
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died. About tlie 22nd of Sept I obtained permission to inoc- 
ulate such of our men as had hitherto escaped. At that time the 
State Prisoners in Gaol, many of them very sick, were committed to 
my care. Such as were tlien in health and were inoculated suffered 
very little by the Small Pox. 

During the whole of our attendance on the Wounded and sick we 
had occasion to remark. 

That the Most of our Prisoners were visited by tlie Flux which 
prevailed in Canibden, we did not lose a single Man by that Disease 
unless of those w^ho had broken Thighs and Legs. 

That small boys suffered mostly by the Flux. 

That the sufferings of our Men were greatly increased by the want 
of Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Vinegar and such other palatable antiseptic 
Nourishment as is best suited the sick. The Cry for the Articles 
was Constant while our Supplies was so scanty as hardly to deserve 
the Name, nor was any thing of the kind to be purchased for Money 
unless very trifling Quantities. From a transient view of our Mis- 
fortunes it is clear that we should save many lives by any kind of 
Military establishment which would admit of the Troops being inocu- 
lated before they took the Field. 

It is also clear that a moderate Supply of Sugar, Rice, Tea, Coffee, 
or such other Balsamic Nourishment for the sick and invalids of 
our Militia would tend greatly to reconcile them to the Hardships 
of a Campaign and would save the Lives of many. 
I have the honor to be 

Sir, your most obedient Servt, 

HU. WILLIAMSON. 



January, 1781. 
His Excellency informed the Board That there are in New Bern 
5 Ofiicers belonging to the Delaware and Maryland Lines, Lately 
arrived in a Flag from Charleston who are mudi in Want of Money 
to furnish themselves with such necessaries as their present distresses 
require. Resolved that His Excellency the Governor be advised to 
grant them a Warrant on the Treasury for the Sum of 40,000 dol 
lars for the purpose aforesaid, 

JOSEPH LUCH, President 



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His Excellency informed the Board that Benjamin Hawkins, 
Esq., had rec'd a Letter from Gov. Rutledge of South Carolina, that 
he was in Want of One hundred thousand Pounds for the supplying 
of the Militia of that State with such necessaries, as they might want, 
and requested that Sum from the State on the Credit of South Caro- 
lina. The Board taking the same into Consideration do advise His 
Excellency to grant him a Warrant on the Treasury of the State 
for the sama 

JOSEPH LUCH, President 



WHITMELL HILL TO HON. THOS. BURKE. 



Halifax, Feb. 9th, 1781. 
Dear Mr. Burke, 

Sir: — I sit down in great haste to give you the Intelligence this 
moment recM from the Westward, which is as follows, that Lord 
Corwallis, on receiving an account of the loss of his Troops under 
Tarleton (particulars of which have reached you before this), burnt 
all ihis heavy baggage, and pushed on rapidly to regain Morgan's 
Prisoners, having mounted 1,200 Men on Horseback; his passage of 
the Catawba was disputed by Gen'l Davidson for a whole Day, but 
on Davidson's being thrown from his Horse great part of his men 
retreated, supposing him killed, and joined Morgan, who was in the 
neighborhood; on which Comwallis crossed tlie River, and pushed 
on to Salisbury, where he was halted, and Morgan and Davidson, 
with 2,000 men, have fallen in their rear. Gen'l Greene is advanc- 
ing in Front, where the whole Militia of that part of the Country 
are Assembling fast; hence we may conclude that a very few days 
will decide the fate of this State; Comwallis, by burning his Bag- 
gage, has lost all idea of retreating, and is determined to risque 
everything to the fate of one Day's business in Arms. Our hopes 
of success are sanguine, and indeed much, I must say, all depends on 
the Event 

Immediately after Morgan's affair, Cols. Lee and Marion sur- 
prised the Garrison at Georgetown, bayonetted 112 Men and took 
the commanding Officer Prisoner; this, I believ, may be relied on. 
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public business, but few or no Determinations have taken place as 
yet They have before them a Bill for raising Regulars, &c. What 
will be the issue is uncertain. 

The present opportunity does not afford me time to be more ex- 
plicit, but wishing you happiness, must conclude. 

Yours most respectfully, 

WHITl^tELL HTLL. 

N. B. You will please present my most respectful Compliments 
to Messrs. Johnson and Sharpy. Cornwall is's force said not to ex- 
ceed 2,500 men. 



A. MACLAINE TO HON. THOMAS. BURKE. 



Halifax, Feb. 9th, 1781. 
Dear Sir: The Bearer going express to Phihidelphia, gives me an 
opportunity of informing you tliat the British forces to the number 
of Four or Five Hundred are in possession of Wilmington and 
Heron's Bridge on the N. East Mr. Hooper and myself are here 
at the Assembly, with our Fortunes upon our backs, endeavoring to 
raise what force we can to repel the Enemy. Arnold is at Ports- 
mouth, Va., with about 1,000 or 1,500 men. It is feared he in- 
tends an Attack upon Edenton. Lord Comwallis, by accoimts this 
day received, tlioiigh not authenticated, is at Salisbury with 2,500 
men. He had destroyed his heavy baggage, intending to release the 
Prisoners taken by Morgan. The latter and Davidson are in the 
rear of the fonner, and Greene marching up in this side of the Yad- 
kin to meet him. The British at Cape Fear are opposed by some 
Militia, who it is hoped will check them till reinforcements an-ive. 
I'his is the present News. How we sliall extricate ourselves God 
only knows. We have few arms that are in any order. Militia 
officers are not to be depended on. We have therefore called the 
Continentals into service and tliey oljcy with alacrity. Mr. Caswell 
has the Chief Command. Let me beg your attention to the Appeal 
of Croiter on a libel in the Admiralty against a Mr. Young, of 
Georgia. The latter, it is true, is a Tory, but he and his Property 
wqre carried off in the Night from his Plantation in a piratical 
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Tory may be used in the same Maimer if they are to be both judges 
and parties. I am, witli much respect, Dear Sir, 

Your Obedient Servant, 

A. MAOLAINE. 



A. KIRKPATRICK TO GOVERNOR NASII. 



Granville County, June — , 1781. 
Sir: — I was honored with commands to you from Baron Stuben, 
Upon his receiving orders to March to »Toin Gen'l Greene, he sent 
a Letter (which I now send by Col. Williams) and requested you to 
send a Q. Master to meet him at the Saura Town to provide for 
the Detachment imder his command, consisting of 1,200 or upwards, 
and to inform you that he has with him 200 Stand of Arms which 
he intends for the Troops of this State, and to present his sincere 
compliments to you, and express the greatest desire of seeing you if 
possible, on his March through the State, but on my arrival here 
found you was at such a distance that it was impossible to see you 
in time to order the necessary supplies. I therefore applied to Gen'l 
Sumner, who has executed that Part, and will receive the Arms 
should they arrive, which now seems to be a Matter of some doubt, 
as we have heard this Day that the Baron is ordered back. This in- 
duces me to return immediately and join the Baron. Otherwise I 
should have done myself the Honor of waiting on You, to have re- 
ceived your command in person. Excuse the liberty I have taken 
of writing, as I have not the Honor to be known to you. I have the 
honor to be, with every sentiment of respet. 

Your obedient and Humble Servant, 

A. KIRKPATRICK, 
Captain 11th V. R. 



LT. COL. HARDY MURFREE TO GOVERNOR NASH. 



Pitch Landing, 8th June, 1781. 
Sir: — I have impressed Upwards of 2,000 Gallons Rum, 9,000 
pounds Sugar, 1,000 lbs. Coffee, near 700 yards Canvass, some 



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Cartridge Paper, and a small Quantity of Ammunition. More Rum, 
Sugar and Coffee can be had if it is wanting. Here is a Quantity of 
Canvass belonging to some Refugees from South Carolina. Should 
be much obliged to you to inform me wheliier their Property are 
to be impressed or not If it is, I can procure more Canvass. I am, 
sir, Your most obedient Servant^ 

H. MURFREE. 



MAJ. GENT STEUBEN TO GOV. NASH. 



Campbelton, New Kent Co., Viboinia, June 30th 1781. 
Sir: — ^I am favored with a Letter from your Excellency, dated 
18th Inst The Enemy have now taken post at Williamsburg and 
our Army will to-morrow take a position about fifteen miles above 
that Place, where they will be able, I hope, to prevent their making 
any excursions into the Country. These circumstances, and con- 
sidering how much the Militia of your State have been harrassed, 
I think it best not to order them out But I would wish all the New 
Levies that can be collected to be sent on immediately, and I accord- 
ingly send an Order for this Purpose to General Sumner. We have 
nothing new from Northward, but the arrival of the Recruits for the 
French Troops, Conveyed by two Vessels of War, which, it is said, 
brought Arms and Cloathing for 6,000 Men, and a considerable 
quantity of Specie for the use of Congress. With great respect^ I 
have the Honor to be 

Your Excellency's Most Obedient Servant, 
MAJ. QEN'L STEUBEN. 

Regular Army, Baron Steuben to Gov. Nash, June 30th. Rec'd 
July 23, 1781. 



A. MACLAINE TO GOV. BURKE. 



Sampson Hall, 30th June, 1781. 
Dear Sir: — It is with great pleasure, on account of the Public 
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on the important and Honorable Trust with which the Qenl As- 
sembly have invested you. I am sanguine enough to flatter myself 
that it will give a speedy relief to this distressed coimtry ; distressed 
by a Handful of British Tories, who might have been almost in- 
stantly expelled, had there been but a small portion of virtue and 
common sense among those who conducted an opposition to them. 
But nothing can be expected without some fixed plan, executed by 
a few good Offioers. Our Brigade will fight, but that is all. I am 
informed that an express went from Duplin Court House Yester- 
day with a Copy of Gren'l Lillington's Billet to the Commanding 
Officer of the County. The substance of this was that the British 
and Tories, amounting to 800, were advancing towards New Ri\'er 
Chappel, and were about 16 or 16 Miles from it I do not know 
whether this can be depended on, but I think it impossible that the 
Number can be great My letter to Governor Nashe, which must 
of course have been delivered to you, gave a nearly tnie account of 
the force in Wilmington. The Tories are in Niunbers inconsider- 
able; but it is their business to multiply, and it appears to be th^ 
Inclination of the People to swallow whatever is asserted. Their 
Fears at least induce them to do so. I have been informed that in 
the Articles for an exchange of prisoners. Held by the Generals 
Greene and Comwallis, none are to be considered as prisoners of 
War but those taken in Arms; but if this is true it appears to be 
an absurdity that it should be otherwise (many persons about Cape 
Fear whose Hands are now tied) will be at Liberty to act Mr. S. 
Schann in particular might be very useful, and he is extremely im- 
patient of his present situation. But above all, may I be permitted 
to insinuate that your interposition with Major Craig might prevent 
the shameful practice of kidnapping people in their Houses by the 
British Tories. A Mr. Dickerson, formerly a Lt Col. in the Geor- 
gia Line, and now a refugee from the Neighborhood of Wilmington, 
is willing to enter into the service, if any Troops are raised ; and it 
is said well qualified for the Office of Adjutant-General. I believe 
that it cannot be disputed that he is well acquainted with the man- 
ual exercisOj and the different evolutions of an Army ; and if no bet- 
ter man offers, I hope, for the sake of the Public, that he may be 
appointed. He is known to many of the Members and others. 

Mr. Grainger sends the Bearer for a Flag to go to Wilmington, or 
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portance. Having married the widow of the late Mr. Ancnim, to 
whom his wife (with Mr. Quince and Mr. Brioe) is Executrix, he is 
desirous to get some settlement with Mr. Briee, who is also one of 
Mr. Anerum's partners in trada Mr. Brice is one of those who 
have petitioned to be admitted to that distinguished Honor of being 
a British Subject; has all the Account Books and papers, as well as 
the slaves (the private property of Mrs. Grainger and her children) 
in his possession, and does not seem to be disposed to part with any 
Thing; and if the British should leave this, undoubtedly intends, 
from what he said to me, to carry every movable with him. What 
a misfortune it is that we cannot get two or three small armed Ves- 
sels, and a frigate, which would effectually impound those intruders. 
The Continental Currency, as well as our Own, is in a most deplor- 
able Condition; (*tom out). I confess myself a bad One, and there- 
fore can not even sugest a useful hint I have been much indisposed, 
but were tlie Assembly sitting at any convenient place for business, 
I believe 1 should have paid them a visit If it should be thought 
that I can 1^ of any service during the recess, I shall gladly con- 
tribute my mite in any detachment, under an administration from 
which I have great expectations. I am, with perfect respect and es- 
teem. Dear sir, 

Your Excellency's obedient Servant, 

A. MACLAIlfE. 

I enclose your Excellency a letter from Mr. Simpson and Mr. 
Burgess, of Cross Creek. All T can add to it is that Col. Rowan, long 
since told me that those Gentlemen staid at the particular request 
of the other Inhabitants, and it appears to me that the peculiar sit- 
uation of Simpson and Burgess should be considered, unless they 
are relieved by the Articles of exchange. I enclose a copy of Lilling- 
ton's orders to Walton. 

Endorsed — ^Letter from Archibald MacLaine, dated June 30th, 
1781. Rec'd July 1st; answered July 2nd. 



W. CASWELL TO GOV. THOMAS BUEKIE. 



Ejengston, July 2nd, 1781. 
Sir: — I returned last Night from Now River, where it was said 
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several and by a Capt Powers, who liad command of Hawkin's 
Horse; but on my arrival at the No. Wt of New River I found Col. 
Mitchell posted there and the Enemy at Rutherford's Mill, reap- 
ing wheat and collecting Cattle. Their Number when they left Wil- 
mington was about Two Hundred British and Twenty Five Tories, 
under the Command of Major Manson. Some Few Tories have 
joined them. Major Craike was in Wilmington with about 150 
(suppose not above 100). When I found their situation and that the 
Party commanded by Manson had no cannon, had Determined to at- 
tack them or Wilmington instantly, and with that intent left New- 
River to forward on the Troops, but on my return to this Place found 
your Excellency's orders (thro' Gen'l Butler) to move up towards 
Wake, which orders 1 am now Executing and the Troops on their 
Way. Ilave no expectation of tlie British moving nearer this Way, 
unless the movement of the Troops from this Place should occasion 
it. Hope to have the pleasure of seeing your Excellency in a few 
Days, as I intend to set out To-morrow for the Assembly. T am, 
with the greatest Iio«pect, 

Your Excellency's Alost obed't and Humble Servant, 

W. CASWELL, B. G. 

Caswell, July 2nd (by mistake), should be July 1st, 1781. Rec'd 
July 2nd ; answered same Day. 



GEN. ALLEN JONES TO GOV. THOS. BURKE. 



Wiieelee's, July 4th, 1781. 
Sir: — Ever anxious to asvsist those in Distress, and more espe- 
cially such as by a steady perseverance have set an example worthy 
of imitation to our Countrymen, I am induced to trouble you with 
a few lines relative to our mutual Friend, Mr. Hooper. Deprived 
of his Fortune and cruelly separated from the most endearing con- 
nections, this Gentleman wished to obtain a Flagg, if possible to 
draw his family and some small portion of the wreck of his Fortune, 
out of W^ilmington. As he h.as formerly been a member of Con- 
gress, it is thought by most Persons that the Enemy would find 
some means to detain him, unless cloathed in some Public Character. 
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might be commissioned to treat with the Offioer commanding at Wil- 
mington, as to an exchange of Prisoners, taken in private Ships, 
whether citizens or seamen, and our Militia. Humanity and Pol- 
icy both p«>int out this Step or some thing like it as highly neces- 
sary. Our Militia Officers have long languished in Captivity. Con- 
gress knows nothing of them, and I have in vain endeavoured to 
get our late Governor to take some Measures for their relief. This 
has also a bad effect on the Officers with us, who dread taking the 
field, because there is no Cartel settled as to them. We have many 
prisoners now in the State, taken in private Vessels, of whom Con- 
gress knows nothing and who might be exchanged, I think, with 
propriety for such of our fellow Citizens as now lead a life scarce 
worth preserving in the hands of the Enemy. But, taking it for 
granted that no advantage would arise to the Public from such a 
Commission,' yet under the Colour of it, and during the negotiation, 
our Friend at least would have an opportunity to see his family and 
perhaps got leave to draw tliem from Wilmington. I could add 
much more on the occasion, but I know your Own Benevolent Dis- 
position and Judgment will readily suggest the most eligible Mode. 

I refer you to Mr. Hooper for the news now circulating here, and 
shall conclude witli assuring you that it is with the most sincere re- 
spect and Esteem and the greatest pleasure that I subscribe myself, 
Your Excellency's most obedient and humble Servant, 

ALLEN JONES. 

Gen'l Jones (private), July 4th, 1781; answered July 8th. 



ALEXANDER LILLINGTON TO GOV. BURKE. 



His Excellency, Gov. Burke, At Wayne Court House. 

Dear Sir: — Your Excellency will excuse me for taking the Lib- 
erty of addressing myself to you on this Distressing Occasion. I am 
to acquaint you. Sir, that it is not my Own Opinion, but the princi- 
pal part of the People of the District of Wilmington, is by every 
other part of the State, Intended to fall a sacrifice to the Enemy, 
which is now almost the Case, by being lately Destitute of every As- 
sistance from the other Districts, this is too visible not to be seen by 
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was given to Col. Avery that the Enemy was up at Holley Shetter, 
and said to be on their Maroh for Newbeme. After some Days, he 
at last Collected A Body of Men together and then basely discharged 
them. Altho' I had informed him that the Onslow Men were Tm- 
bodied and were waiting for the Jones Men to join them, and that 
the Duplin Militia were coming on. The Troops from Craven Gen'l 
Caswell wrote me he had ordered on, and the next day he sent orders 
to have them Discharged, on a bare supposition of Col. Avery that 
the British were gone back to Town, which to tliis Moment it is well 
known that they are not returned, but is now at Wishart Mill, send- 
ing out parties Collecting all the cattle that is between Ilolley Shel- 
ter and New River, and it is not known how far they Intend into 
the Country. I am sorry to say that I see notliing to hinder them 
from going where they please. I have lost great part of property, 
and I see I am in a fair way to lose all ; but if that should be the 
Case I should not regard it, or at least as little as most Men, pro- 
vided we had that Justice shewn us from other Parts of the State, 
which protection we have an undoubted Claim to. But since that 
Justice has not been given us, and no likely hood of ever having any 
Assistance, and it being entirely out of my powder and many others 
who is in ihe same situation, having no money and in great want, 
and my Country not paying me for them. Impressed now over 
twelve Months, and no wages paid, but Five thousand Dollars, puts 
it out of my power to remove what little is left Any further out of 
the way of the Enemy. Had it not been for the want of Money, I 
should have done myself the pieasure to have waited on Your Ex- 
cellency, as I see that there is no Prospect of Driving the Enemy 
back into Town so that wo might get to our homes. I cannot see 
withi what Justice our Country can blame us to make the best terms 
we can. 

I am Your Excellency's Most obedient Servant, 

ALEXANDER LILLINGTON. 

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GEN. ALLEN JONES TO GOV. THOMAS BURKE. 



Halifax, July 10, 1781. 
His Excellency Tlios. Burke, Esquire, Governor of North Carolina, 
Per Express. 

Sir : — Having an unexj^ected opportunity, I do myself the Honor 
of Avriting a few hasty Lines. Col. Parker informed me that the 
8th inst. he had retreated as far as Black Water Bridge, and I make 
no doubt but he is now at So. Hampton Court House on the So. side 
of Notterway. The Marquis had pressed Ld. Comwallis so closely 
that to avoid an engagement he was compelled to cross James River 
at Cobham, where he was encamped when my Express came from 
Col. Parker's. As Col. Parker is very weak, he will be obliged to 
retreat Southerly to avoid a surprise by the Enemy's horse. Qen. 
Leslie's baggage continues on board tlie transport and Col. Parker 
thinks that should the Marquis cross James River after Ld. Comwal- 
lis, Leslie will take that opportunity of seizing on and fortifying 
Williamsburg. For my part I do not trouble myself with guessing 
about the matter, knowing that Time will clear it up. Nothing new 
from the West Indies. I am, wdtli great respect. 

Your Excellency's Most obe<l't Servt, 

ALLEN JONES, B. G. 

Gen'l Jones, July 10th, Rec'd July 14th, 1781. 



LT. COL. H. MURFREE TO GOV. BURKE. 



Murfrp:e's Landing, lOtlh July, 1781. 
His Excellency Governor Burke, Wake Court House, per Express. 

Sir: — 1 have enclosed your Excellency a return of Stores Im- 
})ressed for the Continental troops of this State, agreeable to the or- 
ders of His Excellency Gen'l Nash and Council. If there should be 
more Sugar and Coffee wanting, T can purchase it in this part of the 
Country, for the State. A part of the Stores is sent to Colo. Long, 
and the remainder will be sent there in a few days, I have been 
obliged to send Ex])resses, &c., in Collecting the 12 Months' drafts 
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Stores to one Place, and Storage since they have been impressed. I 
should be much obliged to your Excellency to grant me a warrant 
for Twenty-five Thousand Dollars, for the above expences, and I 
will settle with the Assembly for the same. I have sent by the bearer 
my Bond with Security for the Money, and am Your Excellency's 
most Humble Servant, 

H. MUKFREE. 
Letter from Major Murfree, inclosing return of Stores, Dated 
July 10th. Eec'd 16th; answered lOtli, 1781. 



COL. THOS. ROBESON TO THE GOVERNOR. 



Wake Court House, July 10th, 1781. 
Sir: — Agreeable to your request, I hereby point out the Distressed 
situation of Bladen County as being a Frontier County to the Eneiiiy 
now at Wilmington and to the State of South Carolina, which is 
distressed by a large body of Tories and Robbers, that ranges through 
the said County, from Wilmington along up Dro\\Tiing Creek and 
the Waters of Little Peedee as far up as Richmond County, and a 
Cross from the South Line Near Cape Fear River, which is near 
about 100 miles in length and about Fifty across, which this Part of 
the Country is much incumbered with very large Swamps and other 
Thick Places, that it would be difficult for a small Party of Troops 
to be of much Service, and the friends to their Country that Lives 
in this part is so Distressed by their property being taken from them 
Dayly, and they in constant Danger of their Lives by a set of Tories 
and Robbers that is protected by the British, that if we can't have 
assistance, must unavoidably fall a prey to those Villians, and by 
the best accounts that I can obtain the amount of their Numbers 
when embodied together will be between four or Five Hundred men, 
and is like to be dayly increasing and is Carrying on a Trade to 
Wilmington, both by Land and Water, with the British, and without 
immediate assistance the Inhabitants along on Cape Fear River 
between Cross Creek and the lower Parts of Bladen County, that 
has stood forth against those Enemy must in Course in a very Short 
time be obliged to go and leave their Homes or submit to immediate 
Destruction, and is at this Time obliged to leave their Habitation 
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property. And the Inhabitants of the County of Bladen Consisted 
of Fifteen Companys, and now at this Time there can't be raised 
out of their Companys, in behalf of their Country, Not more than 
about Seventy or Eighty Men that dare move in behalf of their 
Country. Your sending us a Sj^eedy Relief will greatly oblige the 
Distressed Inhabitants and your Humble Servant, 

THOS. ROBESON. 

Bladen Letter from Col. Robeson, July 10th; rec'd 10th; an- 
swered 11th, 1781. 



GEN. W. CASWELL TO THE GOVERNOR. 

Camp at Smitiifield^ July 11th, 1781. 
Ilis Excellency, Governor, Wake Co. House, Express. 

Sir: — I am informed Col. Linton is under Confinement at Wake 
Court House. Maj. AVood I permitted to go home on a Particular 
purpose with an expectation of Col. Linton's joining me, and no 
Field Officer is in Camp belonging to the Halifax District I am 
informed that Major Griffin, of the Senate, was ordered out by GJenI 
Jones for the present Expedition. I am also informed that he has 
taken a sum of Money to Clear a Class of the 12 Months^ Men, and 
has not procured a substituta Should your Excellency think proper 
that he should Act as a Major, I should be very happy to have him 
in Camp. A Field Officer at present is wanting from the Halifax 
DivStrict If otherwise, please inform me. A Report from Newborn 
say that the Enemy moved out from Rutherford's Mill as far as 
New River Chappel, but have since returned to the Mills. Accts. 
from Cape Eear is that the Tories are still at the Goose Ponds on 
Drowning Creek, 300 in Nimiber. I have a Party of Horse recon- 
noitering as far as Cross Creek, and a party Down as low as Kings- 
ton; another at Smith's Ferry on Cape Fear; all which I expect to 
return To-Morrow Night, and the News shall be immediately con- 
veyed to Your Excellency. 

I. am. Sir, Tour Most obedient Servt., 

W. CASWELL, B. G. 

Enquiry to be ordered on Major Griffin, of Nash County. 
Letter from Brigadier-General Caswell, July 11th. Received and 
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ROBERT ROWAN TO THE GOVERNOR. 



Wake County, July VMh, 1781. 

Sir: — There is now in tlie County of Cumberland a set of Fel- 
lows that bid Defiance to the Civil Law, several horrid Murders and 
robberies having lK»en committed there lately with impunity. It is 
dangerous for a Justice of Peace to issue a Warrant against one of 
these Villians; and no man will be so hardy as to attempt the Ex- 
ecution of it. I am in the Commission of peace for that County, 
and was lately called upon for a Warrant against a Man who had 
been guilty of Felony, but I could not find a Person in the County 
that would execute it. I do assure your Excellency that if some 
means is not fallen upon to support the Civil Law in that County, 
the j»eaceable Inhabitants must be under the necessity of removing 
themselves very speedily. I am, sir, with much respect, 
Your Excellency's most obedient Servant, 

ROBERT ROWAN. 

Letter from Robert Rowan, representing some disorders in Cum- 
berland County, July 12th, 1781. Same day order taken. 



GEN. W. CASWELL TO GOV. THOS. BURKE. 



Camp Smithfield, July 13th, 1781. 
His Excellency Thos. Burke, Esquire, Wake Court House. Express. 

Sir: — ^Late last I received your Excellency's Favor, and am 
very sorry to find that Col. Linton wishes to stay in Camp. Shall 
t^ke your Excellency's Directions respecting him and Maj. Griffin. 
Enclosed is a List of my Officers' Names, Ranks and Corps to which 
they belong, also a Letter from Col. Emmett and one from Col. 
Kenan, which came to Hand this Morning. The Party sent to 
Kingston' is not yet returned. As soon as they return, if any thing 
worthy of your Excellency's notice, shall immediately transmit the 
same to you. Have sent an express to Newborn with the Dispatc'hes 
to Abner Nash, Esquire. 

I received a line some time past from Mr. M. T), Britigney, in- 
forming me he considered himself as 2nd in Command in the New- 
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bern District, and had taken Command accordingly shall tliank jour 
Excellency to inform me if he has a Right to command in the District 
or if he has any Command in the Militia. One of the Colo's of the 
District have made the like Application to me, and I am much at a 
loss to determine, as I am intirely Ignorant of his appointment, the 
manner in which he was appointed and tlie intention (1 suppose) of 
the Council Extraordinary. I wish to leave Camp for a few Days, 
if your Excellency has no Particular Objection. I am, with much 
respect, Your Excellency's Most obed't Servant, 

W. CASWELL, B. 0. 

Letter from Brigadier Caswell, July 13th, 1781. Same day re 
ceived and answered. 



THOS. ROBESON TO GOV. THOS. BURKE. 



July 15th. 1781. ' 
To His Excellency the Governor Thos. Burke. 

Sir: — I arrived home yesterday and found what few men that is 
stanch for their Country, in Arms to defend themselves, which is not 
over Eifty to oppose, by the best accounts that T can get, -to the 
amount of Four Hundred or near tliat Number under the Command 
of Hector McNeil, and Ray and McLaurin Calvil is appointed Cols, 
of Bladen County, and is ordering a General Muster on either Mon- 
day or Tuesday next, as T am informed by one of our Men who was 
talking with the said Col. Calvil ye^sterday, and told" him that Mc- 
Neil had four Hundred Men, and that he should have Three Hun- 
dred with him in the lower Part of the County, and that One Hun- 
dred was to join him from Brunswick County, and is desiring all 
the Men to come in or they will be distressed, or if they do not comply 
by the First Day of August next, they will Ik? destroyed, which was 
the Time Limited by General Clinton and Aberthnot's proclamation 
that has been Industriously S])read amongst the People. Mc